Replication data for: Testing the General Validity of the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem
- Bernhofen, Daniel M.
- Brown, John C.
AbstractWe exploit Japan's mid-nineteenth century transition from autarky to open trade to test Alan Deardorff's (1982) seminal and parsimonious autarky price formulation of the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem. Factor price data from Japan's late autarky period impose a refutable restriction on Japan's factor content of trade. Our data are constructed from many historical sources, including a major Japanese survey of agricultural techniques and a rich set of nineteenth century comparative cost studies. Evaluating Japan's factor content of trade during 1865-1876 under alternative theoretical assumptions about technology, we provide robust evidence in favor of the Heckscher-Ohlin hypothesis.
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DOI: 10.1257/mic.20130126 (Text)
Bernhofen, Daniel M., and John C. Brown. “Testing the General Validity of the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem.” American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 8, no. 4 (November 2016): 54–90. https://doi.org/10.1257/mic.20130126.
- ID: 10.1257/mic.20130126 (DOI)
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