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Replication data for: Testing the General Validity of the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem

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  • Bernhofen, Daniel M.
  • Brown, John C.
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  • Abstract

    We 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.
    • ID: 10.1257/mic.20130126 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Bernhofen, Daniel M.; Brown, John C. (2016): Replication data for: Testing the General Validity of the Heckscher-Ohlin Theorem. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.