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Unformatted text preview: Name: Student ID: Economics 101 — Fall 2003 International Trade First Midterm Exam October 17, 2003 Time: 50 minutes Total score: 50 points 1 Productivity Differences and Trade: 10 minutes The production possibility frontiers for Home (no asterisk) and Foreign (asterisk) are de- picted in the graph below. Both countries’ labor forces are equally large, L = L * . Q C ,Q C Home and Foreign cheese production H o m e a n d F o r e i g n w i n e p r o d u c t i o n L /a * * LW =50 Q W ,Q W * * L /a * * LC =50 L/a LC =40 L/a LW =20 • Calculate the opportunity cost of cheese in terms of wine for Home and Foreign. Which country has an absolute advantage in cheese production? Which country has a comparative advantage in cheese production? • Home and Foreign are trading. Each country completely specializes in one good. What is the possible range of the relative equilibrium price of cheese P C /P W ? • Will trade equalize wages in Home and Foreign? Explain briefly....
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Jacobson during the Fall '03 term at UCSD.
- Fall '03