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Is a skill intensity reversal a mere theoretical curiosum? Evidence from the US and Mexico

Yoshinori Kurokawa ()

Economics Letters, 2011, vol. 112, issue 2, 151-154

Abstract: A rising skill premium in two countries can be explained by the Heckscher-Ohlin model assuming a "skill intensity reversal". This assumption, however, poses an empirical challenge since past research has found little evidence for the so-called "factor intensity reversal". We now show clear-cut evidence for the existence of a skill intensity reversal.

Keywords: Heckscher-Ohlin; model; Skill; intensity; reversal; Wage; inequality; Electronics; products (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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Working Paper: Is a Skill Intensity Reversal a Mere Theoretical Curiosum? Evidence from the U.S. and Mexico (2009) Downloads
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