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Title:The Impact of the Multifiber Agreement Phaseout on Unemployment in Tunisia: A Prospective Dynamic Analysis PDF Logo
Authors:Marouani, Mohamed A.
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:CeGE discussion paper 39
Abstract:Using a dynamic general equilibrium model, the paper provides a quantitative assessment of the impact of the Multifiber Agreement dismantling on unemployment in Tunisia. The specification of intertemporal behavior of households and firms permits the analysis of the effects of the shock on consumption and investment in the long run. By including a multisectoral model of efficiency wages, the model allows for an endogenous determination of unemployment. The main findings are that unemployment and wage inequality will increase due to the MFA phase out, and that a deeper integration with the EU can soften the negative effects of the shock.
Subjects:Unemployment
dynamic general equilibrium model
efficiency wages
multifiber agreement
Tunisia
JEL:D91
J41
F16
D92
D58
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:cege-Diskussionspapiere, Universität Göttingen

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