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dc.contributor.authorde Pinto, Marcoen_US
dc.contributor.authorMichaelis, Jochenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-04T13:49:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-04T13:49:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56508-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes how trade liberalization influences the unemployment rate of workers with different abilities. We refine the Melitz (2003) framework to account for trade unions and heterogeneous workers, who differ with respect to their abilities. Our main findings are: (i) highability workers profit from trade liberalization in terms of higher wages and higher employment; (ii) the least efficient workers loose their job and switch to long-term unemployment (worker-selection effect); (iii) if a country is endowed with a large fraction of low-skilled workers, trade liberalization leads to a rise in aggregate unemployment. In this case, trade liberalization may harm a country's welfare.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Dep. of Business Administration & Economics Marburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJoint discussion paper series in economics 27-2011en_US
dc.subject.jelF1en_US
dc.subject.jelF16en_US
dc.subject.jelJ5en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade liberalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordtrade unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordskill-specific unemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwAußenhandelsliberalisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwPersonalauswahlen_US
dc.subject.stwBeschäftigungseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleInternational trade and unemployment: The worker-selection effecten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn664486959en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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