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Padrões de eficiência no comércio: definições e implicações normativas [Trade efficiency standards: definitions and normative implications]


  • Marcilene Martins



This paper discusses the relationship between efficiency standards and specialization in trade. The assumption is that in order to define trade specialization, it is necessary to have a prior idea of economic efficiency. The main argument is that this background knowledge is a necessary condition in order to appreciate the allocation and dynamic technical-productive implications associated with any given specialization standard, including with regards to the possibilities of trade-offs between different criteria of efficiency in trade.

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  • Marcilene Martins, 2008. "Padrões de eficiência no comércio: definições e implicações normativas [Trade efficiency standards: definitions and normative implications]," Nova Economia, Economics Department, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), vol. 18(2), pages 293-313, May-Augus.
  • Handle: RePEc:nov:artigo:v:18:y:2008:i:2:p:293-313

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    international trade; patterns of specialization; economic efficiency;

    JEL classification:

    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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