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Trade And Growth: A Simple Model With Not-So-Simple Implications

  • Luis C. Corchon


We present a simple dynamic model of international trade and growth. Our equations linking exogenous and endogenous variables do not resemble those estimated by the empirical literature: Ours are not linear, despite the fact that our model is linear, they do not include variables used in this literature and include variables that have never been used in this literature.

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Paper provided by Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía in its series Economics Working Papers with number we055424.

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Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Handle: RePEc:cte:werepe:we055424
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