Question: the following hypothetical production possibilities tables are for china and...
The following hypothetical production possibilities tables are for China and the United States. Assume that before specialization and trade the optimal product mix for China is alternative D and for the United States is alternative S.
|China Production Possibilities|
|U.S. Production Possibilities|
Instructions: Enter your answers as whole numbers.
a. Are comparative-cost conditions such that the two countries should specialize?
(Click to select) Yes No
If so, what product should each produce?
China should produce (Click to select) chemicals apparel .
The United States should produce (Click to select) chemicals apparel .
b. What is the total gain in apparel and chemical output that would result from such specialization?
c. What are the limits of the terms of trade?
units of apparel for 1 ton of chemicals and units of apparel for 2 tons of chemicals.
Suppose that the actual terms of trade are 1,000 units of apparel for 1½ tons of chemicals and that 32,000 units of apparel are exchanged for 48 tons of chemicals. What are the gains from specialization and trade for each nation?
(Click to select) The United States China has a gain of units of apparel.
(Click to select) The United States China has a gain of tons of chemicals.