The opportunity costs of entrepreneurs in international trade

Timothy J Kehoe, Pau S. Pujolàs, Kim J. Ruhl

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Abstract

We show that a trade model with an exogenous set of heterogeneous firms with fixed operating costs has the same aggregate outcomes as a span-of-control model. Fixed costs in the heterogeneous-firm model are entrepreneurs’ forgone wages in the span-of-control model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume146
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

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International trade
Opportunity cost
Entrepreneurs
Span of control
Heterogeneous firms
Fixed costs
Wages
Operating costs

Keywords

  • Firm heterogeneity
  • Income distribution
  • International trade
  • Span-of-control model

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The opportunity costs of entrepreneurs in international trade. / Kehoe, Timothy J; Pujolàs, Pau S.; Ruhl, Kim J.

In: Economics Letters, Vol. 146, 01.09.2016, p. 1-3.

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Kehoe, Timothy J ; Pujolàs, Pau S. ; Ruhl, Kim J. / The opportunity costs of entrepreneurs in international trade. In: Economics Letters. 2016 ; Vol. 146. pp. 1-3.
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