Economics for the Global Manager

As an international economist you have been asked to prepare a short speech which answers the following questions:

1. How does the Heckscher-Ohlin theory differ from Ricardian theory in explaining international trade patterns?
2. The Heckscher-Ohlin theory demonstrates how trade affects the distribution of income within trading partners. Explain.
3. How does the Leontief paradox challenge the overall applicability of the factor-endowment model?
4. According to Staffan Linder, there are two explanations of international trade patterns - one for manufacturers and another for primary (agricultural) goods. Explain.

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