Sources of changes in factor intensity of trade

Moshe Syrquin, Shujiro Urata

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Abstract

The factor proportions hypothesis of trade theory has been the subject of a large number of empirical tests but few of them have analyzed the changes in the factor content of trade in a country over time or across countries. This study analyzes the changes in factor intensity of trade in Mexico, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Israel during the 1960s. It traces back the changes in capital-labor ratios in the production of exports and import substitutes to variations in the sectoral composition of trade, changes in factor-output ratios (labor and capital), and changes in input-output coefficients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-237
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Development Economics
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Sources of changes in factor intensity of trade. / Syrquin, Moshe; Urata, Shujiro.

In: Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 24, No. 2, 1986, p. 225-237.

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