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 and the Return of the Nation State


This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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