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Matching and Inequality in the World Economy

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  • Arnaud Costinot
  • Jonathan Vogel

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This paper develops tools and techniques to study the impact of exogenous changes in factor supply and factor demand on factor allocation and factor prices in economies with a large number of goods and factors. The main results of our paper characterize sufficient conditions for robust monotone comparative statics predictions in a Roy-like assignment model. These general results are then used to generate new insights about the consequences of globalization.

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  • Arnaud Costinot & Jonathan Vogel, 2009. "Matching and Inequality in the World Economy," NBER Working Papers 14672, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:14672 Note: ITI
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    • D33 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Factor Income Distribution
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • F11 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Neoclassical Models of Trade
    • J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General

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