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. 


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Martin Ljunge, IFN, is the author of a chapter, "Trust promotes health: addressing reverse causality by studying children of immigrants", in a new book edited by Sherman Folland and Eric Nauenberg. The cutting edge of research is presented, covering the ever-expanding social capital field.

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