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Labor Markets in Regional Trade Agreements: What Do We Know?
|Publication||Clermont-Ferrand: Fondation pour les Études et Recherches sur le Développement International, 2013|
FERDI, Working Paper; WP 69.2013
|Abstract||Globalization has failed to relax barriers to the movement of labor, especially unskilled workers. So have North-South Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs), while South-South RTAs have failed to implement good intentions. A literature review of the labor effects of RTAs underscores context specificity precluding generalizations across categories of RTAs. Most ex-ante studies have focused on global welfare effects rather than anticipated labor market effects while ex-post studies have had difficulty isolating any direct effects attributable to implementation of the RTA because of confounding effects as illustrated by a discussion of the wage puzzle in Mexico under NAFTA. The survey reviews labor market and wage results from ex-ante CGE estimates and ex-post household-based econometric estimates.|
|Keywords||Regional trade agreements — Labor markets|
|DE MELO, Jaime, REGOLO, Julie. Labor Markets in Regional Trade Agreements: What Do We Know?. 2013 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55416|