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Differences between Inequalities and Unequal Exchange: Comments on the Papers by Chaves and Köhler

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  • Raffer, Kunibert

Köhler's critique of global wages, where he presents the concept of productivity with great clarity, combines very well with Chaves' presentation of Köhler's model of Unequal Exchange (UE). A brief and solid common position emerges. As I wrote that "the dimension of non-equivalence in a strict, logical sense" can only be shown by comparing real wages, I fully second Köhler's use of Purchase Power Parity (PPP)-data. In the 1980s, I explicitly referred to the research on PPP comparisons. Therefore I am glad he taps the progress made by PPP-research. Nevertheless, Köhler's model does not explain UE.

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Article provided by Entelequia y Grupo (Universidad de Málaga) in its journal Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar.

Volume (Year): (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (Fall)
Pages: 197-200

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Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2006:i:2:p:197-200
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