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La distribución factorial en las regiones y la igualación del precio de los factores: Aplicación de la “condición de lentes” en España/Regional Factor Distribution and Factor Price Equalisation: an Application of the "Lens Condition" for Spain

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    (Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias de la Empresa, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena.)



    (Author-Name:Dpto. de Economía Aplicada II (Estructura Económica). Edificio Departamental Oriental. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas. Universidad de Valencia. Avda del Tarongers s/n 46022, Valencia.)



    (Dpto. de Economía Aplicada II (Estructura Económica). Edificio Departamental Oriental. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas. Universidad de Valencia. Avda del Tarongers s/n. 46022, Valencia.)

We implement the “lens condition” of Deardoff [J. Inter. Econ. (1994), 36, 167-175], to investigate whether lumpiness, an excessively uneven geographic distribution of production factors, is large enough to allow for regional specialization of production at different factor prices. Using regional data to the year 1998, we show that Spain is not in a condition of lumpiness. Este trabajo analiza cómo la distribución regional de los factores productivos influye en la especialización productiva de un país con la finalidad de validar el posible cumplimiento del teorema de igualación del precio de los factores. A través de la aplicación de la condición de lentes de Deardoff (1994), los resultados obtenidos para las diecisiete comunidades autónomas españolas para el año 1998 muestran que no existe una “excesiva” desigualdad en la distribución territorial de los factores productivos en el territorio nacional, por lo que se da la condición necesaria para que se cumpla el teorema de igualación del precio de los factores

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Volume (Year): 25 (2007)
Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
Pages: 727-742

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:25_3_7
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