Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150055
Authors: 
Acharyya, Rajat
Kar, Saibal
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 4
Abstract: 
This paper shows that trade and emigration of skilled workers from a poor country is complementary but that between trade and emigration of unskilled workers is a substitute. The asymmetric effect of more openness to trade on the local wages seems to be crucial in driving such results. The asymmetric changes in skilled and unskilled wages generate counterintuitive outcomes regardless of the policy shock that triggers such wage effect. One of the more compelling outcomes is rise in wage inequality as influenced by asymmetric emigration patterns.
Subjects: 
Trade
emigration
skilled labour
specific factor
remittances
tax
JEL: 
F22
J64
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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