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Trade-in-goods and trade-in-tasks: An integrating framework

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  • Richard Baldwin
  • Frédéric Robert-Nicoud

We introduce a simple but flexible analytical framework in which both trade in goods and trade in tasks arise. We use this framework to provide versions of the gains-from-trade and the famous four HO theorems (Heckscher-Ohlin, factor-price-equalisation, Stolper-Samuelson, and Rybczynski) that apply to this environment. We extend our framework to accommodate monopolistic competition and two-way offshoring and to integrate theoretical results of the early offshoring literature.

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Paper provided by Institut d'Economie et Econométrie, Université de Genève in its series Research Papers by the Institute of Economics and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva with number 13103.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2013
Handle: RePEc:gen:geneem:13103
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