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Specialization, Information, And Growth: A Sequential Equilibrium Analysis

In: An Inframarginal Approach To Trade Theory

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  • Yew-Kwang Ng

    (Monash University, Australia)

  • Xiaokai Yang

    (Monash University, Australia and Harvard University, USA)

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The following sections are included:IntroductionEfficient Division of Labor in a Walrasian RegimeCosts of Acquiring Information about Efficient Division of LaborInformation Costs and Endogenous Evolution of the Division of LaborPattern of experiment with organization in period 0Walras sequential equilibriumConcluding RemarksReferences

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  • Yew-Kwang Ng & Xiaokai Yang, 2005. "Specialization, Information, And Growth: A Sequential Equilibrium Analysis," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: An Inframarginal Approach To Trade Theory, chapter 20, pages 447-474, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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    Keywords

    Inframarginal Economics; Trade Theory; Heckscher-Ohlin; Stopler-Samuelson; Ricardian Model of Trade; Classical and Nonclassical Mathematical Programming; Corner Solutions;
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    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D50 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - General
    • D90 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - General
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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