© 1999

Global Trade and European Workers

  • Paul Brenton
  • Jacques Pelkmans

About this book


Are jobs and wages, particularly those of the low-skilled, undermined by trade and investment with Asian and other emerging economies? This book presents contributions on this issue which place the analytical and policy debate into context and survey the relevant economic literature together with a range of empirically oriented papers. The focus is upon Europe, which, unlike the US, has received little attention in the debate on the impact of world trade. The book shows that simple one-line messages on the impact of trade on jobs and wages have no sound analytical foundations.


Asia competition employment equilibrium foundation general equilibrium Germany growth inequality integration investment labour outsourcing science and technology trade

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Brenton
    • 1
  • Jacques Pelkmans
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for European Policy StudiesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.University of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands

About the editors

BOB ANDERTON National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London OLIVIER CORTES Center d'études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII) SÉBASTIEN JEAN Center d'études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII) MATTHIAS LUCKE Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany RICHARD NAHUIS Tilburg University, The Netherlands DOMINIQUE VAN DER MENSBRUGGHE OECD Development Centre, Paris JOHN WHALLEY Department of Economics, University of Warwick, UK RANDALL WIGLE Department of Business and Economics, Wilfried Laurier University, Canada

Bibliographic information