Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems

A Theory of International Trade

Capital, Knowledge, and Economic Structures

Authors: Zhang, Wei-Bin

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Over more than two centuries the development ofeconomic theory has created a wide array of different concepts, theories, and insights. My recent book Capital and Knowledge (Zhang, 1999a) shows how separate economic theories such as the Marxian economics, the Keynesian economics, the general equilibrium theory, and the neoclassical growth theory can be examined within a single theoretical framework. The Capital and Knowledge constructs an economic theory to account for the phenomena explained by the main economic theories (of national economies) in a unified manner. It tries to draw together the disparate branches of economics into a single organized system ofknowledge. This book is a part of my economic theory with endogenous population, capital, knowledge, preferences, sexual division of labor and consumption, institutions, economic structures and exchange values over time and space (Zhang, 1996a). As an extension of the Capital and Knowledge, which is focused on the dynamics of national economies, this book is to construct a theory of international trade. We are concerned with dynamic relations between international division of labor, division of consumption and determination of prices structure in global economy. We examine dynamic interdependence between capital accumulation, knowledge creation and utilization, economic growth, price structures and international trade patterns under free competition. Our theory is constructed on the basis of a few concepts within a compact framework.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zhang, Wei-Bin

    Pages 1-22

  • Global Growth and Trade Patterns

    Zhang, Wei-Bin

    Pages 23-40

  • Growth, Trade, and Wealth Distribution Among Groups

    Zhang, Wei-Bin

    Pages 41-52

  • Trade, Time Distribution, and Sexual Division of Labor

    Zhang, Wei-Bin

    Pages 53-66

  • Growth and Trade Patterns with National Public Goods

    Zhang, Wei-Bin

    Pages 67-79

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Theory of International Trade
Book Subtitle
Capital, Knowledge, and Economic Structures
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems
Series Volume
482
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18144-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18144-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-66917-3
Series ISSN
0075-8442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 192
Topics