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Factor price equality and the economies of the United States

By Andrew B. Bernard, Stephen Redding and Peter K. Schott

Abstract

We develop a methodology for identifying departures from relative factor price equality across regions that is valid under general assumptions about production, markets and factors. Application of this methodology to the United States reveals substantial and increasing deviations in relative skilled wages across labor markets in both 1972 and 1992. These deviations vary systematically with labor markets industry structure both in cross section and over tim

Topics: HB Economic Theory, HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Publisher: Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:3693
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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