Comparative advantage and long-run growth

G. M. Grossman, E. Helpman

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We construct a dynamic, two-country model of trade and growth in which endogenous technological progress results from the profit-maximizing behavior of entrepreneurs. We study the role that the external trading environment and that trade and industrial policies play in the determination of long-run growth rates. Cross-country differences in efficiency at R&D versus manufacturing (ie comparative advantage) bear importantly on the growth effects of economic structure and commercial policies. -Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)796-815
Number of pages20
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics and Econometrics


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