Reflections on intra-industry trade theory and factor proportions
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Published by University of Melbourne, Dept. of Economics in Melbourne .
Written in English

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SeriesResearch Paper -- No.187
ContributionsUniversity of Melbourne. Department of Economics.
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Open LibraryOL14574871M

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agelos delis, theofanis p. mamuneas, a dual definition for the factor content of trade and its effect on factor rewards in us manufacturing sector, economic inquiry, /jx, 51, 1, Cited by:   Later on, his student, Bertil Ohlin () developed this notion of relative factor abundance into a theory of the pattern of international trade. Factor Proportions theory of international trade explains that in a two-country, two-factor, and two-commodity framework different countries are endowed with varying proportions of different factors. the intra-industry trade has, by and large, remained an empirical phenome-non in search of a theory. Further, more than two decades after its exis-tence was discovered, a gnawing doubt, sometimes expressed ((Pomfret ), (Finger, )) remains that the intra-industry trade might be mostly a statistical artifact. trade in his book Intra-Industry Trade: The Theory this article still uses the proportion of trade the relationship between country-specific factors and total intra-industry trade (IIT).

intra-industry trade, while the latter, it is often argued, cannot. This paper provides an account of intra-industry trade based squarely on comparative advantage. The key is to introduce elements of Ricardian trade theory within the Heckscher-Ohlin framework.   The indeterminacy arises 21 For example, Grubel and Lloyd subtitle their book on intra-industry trade, "The theory and measurement of international trade in differentiated products" [emphasis added]. 22 Such an interpretation is consistent with the frequent use in intra-industry trade theory of models with a continuum of goods and one or a. Determinants of Trade, inter- and intra-industry trade in South Africa by Rosa Dias 1. TRADE THEORY as determinants of trade patterns. In particular the neo-factor proportions model, retains the neo-classical framework but regards differences in the. Production with different factor intensities 53 Patterns of trade given by the factor proportions theory 55 Growth in the labour force 58 Isoquants for wheat production 73 Comparison of factor intensity in cheese and wheat 74 Box diagrams for Country A. Production-possibility curve for Country A 76 Influence of.

A lack of correlation between a weak measure of factor abundance and the factor content of trade provides no ground to claim that factor proportions trade theory fails. Traditional trade theory predicted the precise patterns of specialization and trade –e.g., chain of comparative advantage To do monopolistic competition trade theory, we had to accept, even embrace indeterminacy, and describe trade in terms of aggregative measures –e.g.   Inasmuch as the factor proportions theory is quite precise about the way in which relative factor prices and factor shares of commodities determine predicted relative costs, the incorporation of these theoretical considerations affords a more precise test of the factor proportions theory than the free-form regressions that have traditionally. "Can factor proportions explain vertical intra-industry trade?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 3(5), pages Dimitra Petropoulou, "Vertical product differentiation, minimum quality standards, and international trade," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 65(2), pages , April.