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American Economic Journal: Applied Economics: Vol. 6 No. 2 (April 2014)

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The Global Economics of Water: Is Water a Source of Comparative Advantage?

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Debaere, Peter. 2014. "The Global Economics of Water: Is Water a Source of Comparative Advantage?" American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 32-48.

DOI: 10.1257/app.6.2.32

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With newly available data, I investigate to what extent countries' international trade exploits the very uneven water resources on a global scale. I find that water is a source of comparative advantage and that relatively water abundant countries export more water-intensive products. Additionally, water contributes significantly less to the pattern of exports than the traditional production factors labor and physical capital. This suggests relatively moderate disruptions to overall trade on a global scale due to changing precipitation in the wake of climate change.

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Debaere, Peter (U VA)

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F14: Empirical Studies of Trade
O13: Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
O19: International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
Q15: Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
Q25: Renewable Resources and Conservation: Water
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming

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