Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/155753
Authors: 
Selwaness, Irène
Zaki, Chahir
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 27
Abstract: 
Using a panel of MENA countries, this paper tries to examine the interaction between trade reforms and labor market regulations on the outcome of the labor market. The theoretical predictions on this literature show that the effects of trade liberalization in any given country are conditional on the nature of labor market regulations since trade liberalization is more likely to have a positive impact on employment and wages in countries with flexible labor markets and vice versa. Moreover, more regulated labor markets tend to have higher wages at the expense of sector wide employment. Our main findings show that labor market rigidity reduces the positive impact of trade reform on employment. While this result is stronger for females, it is not for males.
Subjects: 
Labor Market Rigidity
Trade
MENA
JEL: 
F14
F16
J08
J88
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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