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The Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson effect and endogenous extensive margins

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  • Masashige Hamano

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In the last few decades, the world economy has witnessed the expansion of trade especially in the number of exchanged varieties, the so-called "extensive margins". In a theoretical model where extensive margins in both traded and non-traded sectors are endogenously determined, it is shown that the HBS effect is amplified. Following an HBS productivity shock, when countries expand their extensive margins rather than scale of production, wages appreciate further. Therefore, the expansion in extensive margins leads to a stronger appreciation in the price of non-traded goods. A panel regression across OECD countries indicates consistency with the theoretical model.

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  • Masashige Hamano, 2011. "The Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson effect and endogenous extensive margins," DEM Discussion Paper Series 11-21, Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg.
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    Keywords

    The Harrod-Balassa-Samuelson effect; firm entry; real exchange rate; extensive margin;
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    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies

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