Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/17706
Authors: 
Spatz, Julius
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1186
Abstract: 
This paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing controversy on the distributional effects of structural reforms in developing countries. To this end, we set up a small-scale macroeconomic model of a dual economy to capture the transmission mechanisms through which the deregulation of product and factor markets, the liberalization of the trade and FDI regime, and the privatization of public companies impact on the distribution of employment and wages between the formal and the informal sector. We empirically test the implications of our theoretical model in a detailed case study on the structural reform process in Bolivia since 1985.
Subjects: 
Structural Reforms
Informal Sector
Wages
Employment
Bolivia
JEL: 
O17
L16
D58
J50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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