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Unformatted text preview: n the specific factors model if both countries have identical endowments of all three
factors as well as identical preferences can trade be mutually beneficial?
2. In the specific factors model if the price of Agriculture increases as a result of trade, it is
possible for labor to gain more that the owners of land?
Specific Factors Question:
1. In the diagram below suppose that instead of having a rise in the relative price of
manufactures, there is a fall in that relative price. a. Starting at the autarky point A in the above figure, show what would happen to
production and consumption.
b. Which good is exported and which is imported?
c. Examine the real returns to each factor and explain why the overall gains from
trade are still positive. Specific Factor Returns: Numerical Example 2. Using the following information to answer the question below using the cost share
Computers: Sales revenue = PC*QC = 150
Payments to labor = W*LC = 75
Payments to capital = RK*K = 75 Barley: Sales revenue = PB*QB = 150
Payments to labor = W*LB = 70
Payments to capital = RT*K = 80 Holding the price of computers constant, suppose the percentage increase in the price of
barley is 10% and the percentage increase in the wage is 5% after trade.
a. Determine the impact of the increase in the price of barley on the rental rate of
b. Determine the impact of the increase in the price of barley on the rental rate of
c. Determine the impact of the increase in the price on the welfare of labor.
Application: Sweatshops and Child Labor
I will ask 2 questions regarding sweatshops and child labor, so make sure you understand
the key points. Including, how these concepts relate to our models in class, what
Edmunds found in Vietnam, and what would have to happen for change....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2014 for the course ECON 370 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Fall '08