two cone equilibrium

Definition

Economics

  • A free-trade equilibrium in the Heckscher-Ohlin Model in which prices are such that all goods cannot be produced within a single country, and instead there are two diversification cones. This, or a multi-cone equilibrium, will arise if countries' factor endowments are sufficiently dissimilar compared to factor intensities of industries. Contrasts with one cone equilibrium.
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