Trade Ruler Game

Learn about how international trade works, according to the Heckscher-Ohlin trade theory. Become a “trade ruler” by trading with countries having different mixes of labor and capital.

By specializing in production, and by trading with other countries, it is possible for countries to increase their incomes. Even though countries as a whole benefit from specialization and international trade, all groups in society, workers and capitalists, do not gain according to the Heckscher-Ohlin theory. If international trade leads a country to specialize in producing goods that require lots of workers and little capital, such a specialization increases wages (which benefits the workers) but decreases the income of the capital owners. But the country as a whole benefits because the gain of the workers is bigger than the loss of the capital owners.

Note that the game is Flash-based.  You may need in install a Flash emulator extension, such as Ruffle, to your browser to be able to play the game.  Learn