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The following table describes the production possibilities of two cities in the country of Baseballia: Pairs of Red Socks per Worker per Hour Pairs of White Socks per Worker per Hour Boston 3 3 Chicago 2 1 a. Without trade, what is the price of white socks (in terms of red socks) in Boston? What is the price in Chicago? b. Which city has an absolute advantage in the production of each color sock? Which city has a comparative advantage in the production of each color sock? c. If the cities trade with each other, which color sock will each export? d. What is the range of prices at which trade can occur?

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Brief Principles of Macroeconomics...

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N. Gregory Mankiw
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ISBN: 9781337091985
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Brief Principles of Macroeconomics...

8th Edition
N. Gregory Mankiw
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337091985

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The following table describes the production possibilities of two cities in the country of Baseballia:

Pairs of Red Socks per Worker per Hour Pairs of White Socks per Worker per Hour
Boston 3 3
Chicago 2 1

a. Without trade, what is the price of white socks (in terms of red socks) in Boston? What is the price in Chicago?

b. Which city has an absolute advantage in the production of each color sock? Which city has a comparative advantage in the production of each color sock?

c. If the cities trade with each other, which color sock will each export?

d. What is the range of prices at which trade can occur?

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