Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/75719
Authors: 
Malley, Jim
Moutos, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 467
Abstract: 
This paper uses a model of trade in vertically differentiated products to examine the effects of “excessive wage” increases (i.e. above productivity) on the volume of commodity imports. The model predicts that for commodities, in which the country has comparative advantage in high quality varieties, an increase in “excessive wages” may result in a decrease in the volume of imports. The empirical validity of the model's predictions is demonstrated with the use of disaggregated Japanese import data for the period 1967-95. We also find that the aggregate volume of Japanese imports is not responsive to excessive wage changes.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.