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- DescriptionEli Heckscher (1879-1952) is celebrated for his contributions to international trade theory, particularly the factor proportions theory of comparative advantage in international trade kwn as the Heckscher-Ohlin theory. His work in both ecomic theory and ecomic history is table for combining theoretical insights with a profound kwledge of ecomic history and the history of ecomic thought. In this volume, leading international ecomists assess the importance of Heckscher's work and its relevance to the contemporary practice of ecomic history. The contributors first discuss Heckscher's efforts to forge the discipline of ecomic history by combining both the historian's careful evaluation of sources and the ecomist's rigorous models. The Heckscher-Ohlin theory of factor proportions is described and tested empirically. Contributors then apply the theory to historical material, including Mediterranean trade in Biblical times, the ecomic effects of two periods of plague eight centuries apart, and tariff policy in 35 countries from 1870 to 1938. Heckscher's masterly work on mercantilism, the Continental Blockade, and Swedish ecomic history is also described and appraised in light of recent historical research. Contributors: Benny Carlson, Francois Crouzet, Lance E. Davis, Stanley L. Engerman, Ronald Findlay, Harry Flam, Rolf G. H. Henriksson, Eva, Einar, Ivar, and Sten Heckscher, Douglas A. Irwin, Ronald W. Jones, Deepak Lal, Hakan Lindgren, Mats Lundahl, Lars Magnusson, Joel Mokyr, Mats Morell, Patrick O'Brien, Kevin H. O'Rourke, Bo Sandelin, Lennart Schon, Johan Soderberg, Peter Temin, Jeffrey G. Williamson
- Author BiographyRolf G. H. Henriksson was Senior Lecturer in Economics at Stockholm University before his retirement.
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication11/07/2006
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note18 illus.
- Weight908 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Edited byHakan Lindgren,Mats Lundahl,Rolf G. H. Henriksson,Ronald Findlay
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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