Factor movements and commodity trade as coomplements. by James R. Markusen

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Taken from Journal of international economics, vol.14, 1983, pp. 341-356.

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Factor movements and trade in commodities are complements in the volume of trade sense; that is, factor movements between two economies lead to an increase in the volume of commodity trade.

Journal of International Economics 14 () North-Holland Publishing Company FACTOR MOVEMENTS AND COMMODITY TRADE AS COMPLEMENTS James R. MARKUSEN* University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada Received Augustrevised version received January Several models are presented in which factor mobility leads to an increase in the volume of world by: Journals & Books; Help Vol Issues 3–4, MayPages Factor movements and commodity trade as complements.

Author links open overlay panel James R. Markusen Several models are presented in which factor mobility leads to an increase in the volume of world trade. The models share the common characteristic that the basis Cited by: FACTOR MOVEMENTS AND COMMODITY TRADE AS COMPLIMENTS: A SURVEY OF SOME POSSIBLE CASES James R.

Markusen This paper contains preliminary findings from research work still progress and should not be quoted without prior approval of the author. Department of Economics Library DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO FEB 19 Author: James R.

Markusen. Markusen, James R., "Factor movements and commodity trade as complements," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(), pages CiteSeerX - Scientific documents that cite the following paper: Factor Movements and Commodity Trade as Complements. commodity trade can be regarded as a substitute for factor mobility (or factor migration or factor trade) between nations.

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The global factor in commodity prices is closely related to changes in global economic activity The results point to a substantial co-movement in commodity prices that is captured by a single factor, which we will call here the “global factor.” The global factor.

Substitutability of factors and commodities. Trade in goods and services can to some extent be considered a substitute for factor movements. In the absence of trade barriers, even when factors are not mobile, there is a tendency toward factor price the absence of barriers to factor mobility, commodity prices will move toward equalization, even if commodities may not freely move.

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