This paper examines the effects of terms-of-tradc changes on the external adjustment of a small open economy where each consumer has a life-cycle saving function. The supply side of the economy is given by the standard two-sector model with two primary factors: Labour and capital. It is shown that, when both commodities are produced, a terms-of-trade deterioration leads to a current account deficit (surplus) if the export (import) sector is more labour intensive.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Review of Economic Studies|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics