International Trade in Manufactured Products : A Ricardo-Heckscher-Ohlin Explanation with Monopolistic Competition

Author/Editor:

Ehsan U. Choudhri ; Dalia S Hakura

Publication Date:

March 1, 2001

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Summary:

A large data set on trade in manufactured products is used to evaluate the performance of a model that combines both the Ricardian and Heckscher-Ohlin effects and incorporates monopolistic competition. The paper estimates a relation implied by the model to explain relative sectoral exports of major countries to a number of important markets, using 1970-90 data for nine manufacturing sectors. The relation fits the data well and variables suggested by both traditional and new trade models play an important role in explaining relative exports.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/41

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451846102/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0412001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

27

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