What is partial equilibrium analysis

What is partial equilibrium analysis

What is partial equilibrium analysis and how does it differ from general equilibrium analysis? What is the Stolper-Samuelson Effect? Using the figure below, explain how liberalized international trade (e.g., moving from autarky to trade) leads to an increase in aggregate welfare.

  1. Warm up
    (a) What is partial equilibrium analysis and how does it differ from general equilibrium analysis?
    (b) What is the Stolper-Samuelson Effect?
  2. International Trade and Trade Policies
    (a) Using the figure below, explain how liberalized international trade (e.g., moving from autarky to trade)
    leads to an increase in aggregate welfare.

(b) Explain why, despite the previous answer, liberalized international trade may not actually improve
everyone’s welfare.

  1. Trade-Related Policies
    (a) What is the environmental Kuznet’s curve? What does this curve imply about the relationship between
    liberalized international trade, economic growth, and pollution?
    (b) Consider a trade arrangement such as the World Trade Organization, where only a small number of
    countries remain outside the arrangement. (i) Do the excluded countries have an incentive to join the
    arrangement? (ii) Do the included countries benefit from a broadening of membership?

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