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Namini, Julian Emami
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Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 09-020/1
This paper presents a trade model with capital and labor as factors of production. The main contribution of this paper is that it considers a new type of firm heterogeneity, which is empirically relevant: firms in this paper differ with respect to their factor shares in production. Therefore, this paper addresses the following four empirical facts on globalization, firms’ factor shares and factor prices: (i) firms within narrowly defined industries exhibit a large degree of heterogeneity in factor shares in production; (ii) exporters are, on average, more capital intensive than non—exporters; (iii) globalization decreases labor’s share in national income; (iv) the larger the share of exporters in the industry, the larger the increase in the industry’s wages due to globalization.
two—factor trade model
firm heterogeneity in factor shares
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