Technological change, trade, and endogenous factor endowments
Erich Gundlach () and
Albert de Vaal
No 1471, Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
Factor endowments are usually taken as given in trade theoretical analyses of technological change. We use the Deardorff (1974) diagram to show how the steady state capital labor ratio endogenously adjusts to technology shocks in a two-sector small open economy, an effect which has largely been neglected in trade theory literature. We show that ignoring the endogeneity of the capital labor ratio with respect to technology shocks leads to biased predictions of changes in sectoral production and trade. Imposing stylized facts of growth as restrictions, we assess the relative size of the implied prediction bias that appears to matter for empirical studies of trade.
Keywords: Deardorff diagram; technology shock; factor endowments; factor bias; sector bias (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F11 O41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1471
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by ZBW - German National Library of Economics ().