Engineering Trade Specialization of Sweden and Other Industrial Countries: A Study of Trade Adjustment Mechanisms of Factor Proportions Theory


This is an empirical investigation of determinants of engineering trade specialization largely within a factor proportions theoretical framework. The factor proportions approach was the first that came to the' mind in the late 1960's when Ragnar Bentzel, my thesis adviser, and I discussed the changing composition and rapid growth of engineering products in Swedish exports. This approach was accepted by the Institute and its director at the time, Lars Nabseth, as a fruitful way to analyse the broad trends in the development of the engineering industry. It was felt that the study could be seen as a test of the factor proportions theory at this relatively disaggregated level and could serve as a basis for further more micro oriented analysis. 


Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union in a Changing World Order


This book explores how the European Union responds to the ongoing challenges to the liberal international order. These challenges arise both within the EU itself and beyond its borders, and put into question the values of free trade and liberal democracy. 

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