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dc.contributor.authorSayan, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T11:44:00Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T11:44:00Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.issn1475-3685
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/49239
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to test econometrically the validity of Heckscher–Ohlin (H–O) theory within the context of export patterns of 11 relatively waterabundant and relatively water-scarce countries located in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. For this purpose, the paper calculates the revealed comparative advantage (RCA) and net trade indices (NTI) for 13 sectors in each country and estimates the relationship between RCA values and water requirements of production in each sector. The results are then used to test whether parameter values estimated from this exercise can be linked to water endowments of the countries considered. By helping determine whether the countries in the sample act according to their comparative advantages, econometric results from this innovative application of H–O theory yield interesting policy conclusions.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleReview of Middle East Economics and Financeen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.2202/1475-3693.1013en_US
dc.subjectInternational tradeen_US
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectHeckscher-Ohlinen_US
dc.titleH-O for H2O: can the Heckscher-Ohlin framework explain the role of free trade in distributing scarce water resources around the Middle East?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Economicsen_US
dc.citation.spage215en_US
dc.citation.epage230en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber1en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber3en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.2202/1475-3693.1013en_US
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbHen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1475-3693


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