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The Sufficiency of the "Lens Conditions" for Factor Price Equalization in the Case of Two Factors

Chong Xiang ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Xiang Cao

Working Papers from Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan

Abstract: Factor price equalization (FPE) is a central theme in trade theory, for which Dixit and Norman (1980) establish the necessary and sufficient condition (the FPE condition). Deardorff (1994) provides a more intuitive condition (the lens condition) and establishes its necessity in general, as well as its sufficiency for the case of 2 countries. In this paper, I prove that the lens condition is sufficient for FPE in the case of 2 factors. This theorem has implications for empirical work.

Keywords: TRADE POLICY; PRICES (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F10 F11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 pages
Date: 1999
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