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An elementary proposition on technical progress and non-traded goods

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  • Beladi, Hamid
  • Oladi, Reza

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We explore the effect of technical progress on the endogenously determined range of non-traded goods by using a Ricardian model with continuum of goods. By defining technical progress on the basis of proportional changes in the relative productivity across sectors, we show that the range of non-traded goods decreases if technical progress is unbiased or if it is biased toward the goods that a country has more comparative advantage.

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  • Beladi, Hamid & Oladi, Reza, 2011. "An elementary proposition on technical progress and non-traded goods," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 68-71, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mateco:v:47:y:2011:i:1:p:68-71
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    1. Beladi, Hamid & Oladi, Reza & Tay, Nicholas S.P., 2012. "On competition for listings," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(3), pages 315-318.
    2. Ravi Batra & Hamid Beladi, 2013. "The US Trade Deficit and the Rate of Interest," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 21(4), pages 614-626, September.
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    4. Hamid Beladi & Reza Oladi, 2014. "On Offshoring and Trade Deficit," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 18(3), pages 517-523, August.
    5. Amitrajeet Batabyal & Peter Nijkamp, 2013. "The creative class, its preferences, and unbalanced growth in an urban economy," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 23(1), pages 189-209, January.
    6. Hamid Beladi & Reza Oladi, 2016. "On Mergers and Agglomeration," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 20(1), pages 345-358, February.
    7. Hamid Beladi & Reza Oladi, 2011. "On Merger and Acquisition and Protectionism We develop a dynamic model of merger assuming a monopolistic competitive market with heterogeneous rms. We show the existence of a non-trivial equilibrium i," Working Papers 0006, College of Business, University of Texas at San Antonio.
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    9. Ravi Batra & Hamid Beladi, 2013. "Foreign Capital and Urban Congestion in Emerging Markets," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17(4), pages 676-684, November.
    10. Chi-Chur Chao & Eden Yu, 2015. "Housing Markets with Foreign Buyers," The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Springer, vol. 50(2), pages 207-218, February.
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