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Tango with the Dragon: Employment Effects of Trade Integration with China. The Case of Argentina

Lucio Castro
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International Trade from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper estimates the effects of trade integration between China and Mercosur on employment. The case of Argentina, in particular, is investigated. Highly disaggregated data at the industry level is used for the first time to estimate labor demand elasticities in order to estimate the effects of trade with China on the employment rate. According to this, trade with China did not have a significant effect on industrial employment, even in a period of swift trade liberalization like the nineties.

Keywords: China; Import Competition; Trade and Labor Market Interactions; Employment; Income Distribution; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F15 F16 F17 L60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2005-09-06
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 29
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