Trade, Migration, and Inequality in a World without Factor Price Equalization

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Oslington, Paul and Towers, Isaac. (2010). Trade, Migration, and Inequality in a World without Factor Price Equalization. Review of International Economics. 18(4), pp. 650 - 662. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9396.2010.00902.x
AuthorsOslington, Paul and Towers, Isaac
Abstract

The behavior of trading economies in the absence of factor price equalization is not well understood, although empirical evidence against factor price equalization is overwhelming. We map regions of diversification and specialization for competitive world economies with different factor endowment partitions. Goods and factor price responses as economies move within and across different regions of specialization are explored using a series of novel diagrams. The usefulness of endogenizing patterns of specialization is illustrated by considering the impact on inequality of migration flows (such as US–Mexico), the substitutability of trade and migration, and the impact of the entry of a large unskilled labor-intensive economy (such as China) on factor prices and factor flows.

Year2010
JournalReview of International Economics
Journal citation18 (4), pp. 650 - 662
ISSN1467-9396
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9396.2010.00902.x
Scopus EID2-s2.0-77955453499
Open accessOpen access
Page range650 - 662
Research GroupPeter Faber Business School
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Oslington, Paul, & Towers, Isaac. (2010). Trade, Migration, and Inequality in a World without Factor Price Equalization. Review of International Economics., 18(4), 650–662, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9396.2010.00902.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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