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A Mapping of Labor Mobility Costs in the Developing World

Authors: Erhan ARTUC, Daniel LEDERMAN, and Guido PORTO Published Papers: Forthcoming in Journal of International Economics. Estimates of labor mobility costs are needed to assess the responses of employment and wages to trade shocks when factor adjustment is costly. Available methods to estimate those costs rely on panel data, which are seldom available in developing countries. […]

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Exports, Price Transmission, and Wage Inequality: Evidence Using the Case of the Impact of AGOA in Ghanaian Manufacturing Firms

Authors: Francis MULANGU Published Papers: Forthcoming in Journal of African Development. The paper presents evidence of the relationship between exports and wage inequality using manufacturing firm-level data from Ghana. After contextualizing the Ghanaian manufacture sector a dynamic difference-in-differences model was used to compare exporting firms to matched non-exporting ones before and after the African Growth […]