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Financial Advantage, Outsourcing and FDI under Wage Uncertainty

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  • Choi, Jai Young
  • Choi, E Kwan

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This paper investigates the role of infrastructure aid to developing countries in a 3x2 model with two traded goods and a nontraded good, with the focus of analysis placed on the effects on real national income and the Dutch disease effect. It is shown that for a recipient country, infrastructure aid to the traded good sectors is necessarily welfare-enhancing but infrastructure aid to the nontraded sector is welfare-neutral. Output effects of infrastructure aid depend on factor substitution, relative factor-saving effect, and the output response of the nontraded good. The effects on factor and nontraded good prices are also analyzed.

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  • Choi, Jai Young & Choi, E Kwan, 2013. "Financial Advantage, Outsourcing and FDI under Wage Uncertainty," Staff General Research Papers Archive 37376, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
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    1. Zhou, Yiming & Zeng, Dao-Zhi, 2015. "Offshoring, globalization, and welfare," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 31(C), pages 75-93.
    2. Mandal, Biswajit & Prasad, Alaka Shree & Bhattacharjee, Prasun, 2017. "A Review of Literature on Time Zone Difference and Trade," MPRA Paper 78779, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    outsourcing; foreign direct investment;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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