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Informality in an Economy with Active Labor Courts

Authors: Vladimir Ponczek, Luis Araujo, André Portela Job regulations and the justice branch interfere on several aspects of labor contracts. We build a model which explores the role of labor courts on the wage distribution in both formal and informal sectors. We obtain that the presence of active labor courts produces a negative relation between the […]

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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 […]