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Indeterminacy in the free-trade world

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  • Junko Doi

    (Kansai University (Japan) and Kyoto Sangyo University (Japan))

  • Kazumichi Iwasa

    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University, Japan)

  • Koji Shimomura

    (Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University, Japan)

Abstract

We show that indeterminacy arises nadiscrete-time competitive two-country dynamic model of international trade in which externalities, imperfect competition, public goods, and government intervention are assumed away. The present model is a standard dynamic trade model in the sense that there is neither an international credit market nor international factor mobility, and these intrinsic features are a source of indeterminacy. Indeterminacy is implied by the condition for the existence of a steady state.

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  • Junko Doi & Kazumichi Iwasa & Koji Shimomura, 2006. "Indeterminacy in the free-trade world," Discussion Paper Series 187, Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University.
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    1. Junko Doi & Kazumichi Iwasa & Koji Shimomura, 2009. "Giffen behavior independent of the wealth level," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 41(2), pages 247-267, November.
    2. Eric Bond & Kazumichi Iwasa & Kazuo Nishimura, 2011. "A dynamic two country Heckscher–Ohlin model with non-homothetic preferences," Economic Theory, Springer;Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), vol. 48(1), pages 171-204, September.

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