International Studies of Economics
The process of industrialization was accompanied by the switch from household production to firm production. The industrialization process was also a process of population growth, the appearance of general-purpose technologies, and the expansion of international trade. This paper studies the partition of production between households and firms in an analytically tractable general equilibrium model with a continuum of goods. We show that population growth, development of general-purpose technologies, and the opening of international trade increase the percentage of goods produced by firms. However, with the appearance of a technology biased toward home production, the percentage of goods produced by households can increase.
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Original Publication Citation
Colburn, C., & Zhou, H. W. (2022). The partition of production between households and markets. International Studies in Economics, 17(1), 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1002/ise3.1
Colburn, Christopher and Zhou, Haiwen, "The Partition of Production Between Households and Markets" (2022). Economics Faculty Publications. 51.