• Publications
  • Influence
Relative Factor Abundance and Trade
  • P. Debaere
  • Economics
  • Journal of Political Economy
  • 1 June 2003
I develop a factor content of trade prediction for the Heckscher‐Ohlin‐Vanek model (HOV) that relates bilateral differences in country endowments to bilateral differences in factor contents. TheExpand
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Do Tariffs Matter for the Extensive Margin of International Trade? An Empirical Analysis
Explaining the strong growth of world trade with the relatively moderate tariff reductions since WW II is a quantitative challenge. The trade of new goods resulting from tariff reductions, it hasExpand
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It matters where you go: Outward foreign direct investment and multinational employment growth at home
How does outward foreign direct investment (FDI) affect employment growth of the multinational corporations (MNCs) in the home country? Does the impact of outward investment differ by the level ofExpand
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Agglomeration, Backward and Forward Linkages: Evidence from South Korean Investment in China
With a firm-level dataset, we study the location decision of all South Korean multinationals across China's regions between 1992 and 2004, taking into account spatial aspects. Our conditional logitExpand
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The Global Economics of Water: Is Water a Source of Comparative Advantage?
Freshwater scarcity is bound to be a major challenge of the 21st century. Drawing on newly available data, I investigate to what extent countries make efficient use of the very uneven water resourcesExpand
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Monopolistic competition and trade, revisited: testing the model without testing for gravity
Abstract In this paper, I show that the increasing similarity in GDPs among OECD country pairs leads to higher bilateral trade to GDP ratios. This finding provides some support for the prediction ofExpand
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On the similarity of country endowments
Abstract We study the production side of the Heckscher–Ohlin model empirically. The evidence we present suggests that the endowments of countries around the world are too dissimilar for all countriesExpand
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Small Fish - Big Issues: The Effect of Trade Policy on the Global Shrimp Market
It is a well-established theoretical result that the trade policy of a large country can directly affect its own and other countries' welfare by affecting international goods prices. However, thereExpand
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THE REAL-SIDE DETERMINANTS OF COUNTRIES' TERMS OF TRADE A PANEL DATA ANALYSIS
ABSTRACT We study the real determinants of countries' terms of trade with panel data. We show that factor accumulation that makes a country expand faster than the rest of the world worsens its termsExpand
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Does lumpiness matter in an open economy?: Studying international economics with regional data
Abstract This paper addresses the empirical question whether the regional distribution of production factors within countries is ever so uneven that it triggers specialization of production thatExpand
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