international trade

the heckscher- ohlin model

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The Heckscher-Ohlin model assumes that tastes are the same in Home and Foreign.
Suppose now that tastes are different in Home and Foreign. Is it possible for the capital intensive country to now import the capital intensive good?
Briefly discuss the intuition, and then illustrate your answer using the PPF-indifference curve diagrams for Home and Foreign.

We continue to assume that Home is capital abundant and Foreign is labor abundant. They produce computers and shoes.
Computers are capital intensive and shoes are labor intensive.

asked by swan
  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Hopefully something here will help you:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heckscher-Ohlin_model

    2. (model overview): http://internationalecon.com/Trade/Tch60/T60-0.php

    3. (part II of #2): http://internationalecon.com/Trade/Tch60/T60-1A.php

    posted by SraJMcGin

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