Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171186
Authors: 
Marchand, Beyza Ural
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 378
Abstract: 
Imported products tend to have lower prices than locally produced ones for a variety of reasons, including lower labor costs and better technology in the exporting country. The reduced prices may lead to wage losses for individuals who work in the production of a local version of the imported item. On the other hand, lower prices may be beneficial to households if the cheaper product is in their consumption basket. These welfare gains through consumption, on average, are found to be larger in magnitude than the wage effect for some developing countries.
Subjects: 
international trade
household welfare
consumption
wages
JEL: 
D31
F14
O12
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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