Were Trade and Factor Mobility Substitutes in History?

Posted: 14 Jan 1998

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William J. Collins

Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics; The Brookings Institution; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Kevin H. O'Rourke

University of Dublin, Trinity College; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Jeffrey G. Williamson

Harvard University - Department of Economics, Laird Bell Professor of Economics, Emeritus; Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

Trade theorists have come to understand that their theory is ambiguous on the question : are trade and factor flows substitutes? While this sounds like an open invitation for empirical research, hardly any serious econometric work has appeared in the literature. This paper uses history to fill the gap.

JEL Classification: F1, F2, N7

Suggested Citation

Collins, William J. and O'Rourke, Kevin H. and Williamson, Jeffrey G., Were Trade and Factor Mobility Substitutes in History? (1997). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=49208

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