Project at a glance
ProblemGlobalization poses challenges and opportunities for developing countries.
Understanding the link between international trade and labor market holds the key to improvements in the lives of billions of persons living in developing and developed countries.
HypothesisFor gains from trade to occur, resources need to be reallocated from less to more productive activities. In the presence of imperfect labor markets it is not clear that the gains from trade will be realized.
The relationship between international trade and labor market outcomes is complex and there are important complementarities between trade and labor market policies.
AimAnalyze the challenges and opportunities created by globalization in developing countries with particular emphasis on labor markets. Highlight the importance played by public policies.
BeneficiariesPolicy makers in developing countries working in trade and labor market policies: effective labor market reform, skill development, export promotion, and linking trade and labor issues in regional and multilateral trade agreements.Academic researchers working in labor economics, international trade, and development economics.