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A Decomposition of Ricardian Trade Gains

  • Toru Kikuchi


    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

  • Ngo Van Long


    (Department of Economics, McGill University)

Teaching trade patterns and trade gains under the Ricardian trade model is one of the most difficult tasks for teachers of international economics. We propose that the utilization of both the PPF and a labor market graph makes the understanding of Ricardian trade gains much easier.

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Paper provided by Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University in its series Discussion Papers with number 0922.

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Length: 6pages
Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:koe:wpaper:0922
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