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International Trade, Wage Inequality and the Developing Economy

A General Equilibrium Approach

  • Sugata Marjit
  • Rajat Acharyya

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 1-6
  3. Evidence and the Debate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 9-34
  4. Explaining Symmetric Wage-Gap

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 37-51
    3. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 53-60
    4. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 61-68
  5. Trade, Capital Flow and Employment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 71-92
  6. Trade Liberalization, Wage Inequality and Employment in the South

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 95-111
    3. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 113-130
    4. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 131-151
    5. Sugata Marjit, Rajat Acharyya
      Pages 153-155
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-176

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with the impact that international trade is likely to have on the skilled-unskilled wage gap in a typical developing economy. This is the first theoretical monograph on this particular issue which has already generated substantial debate and voluminous work for the developed countries. A unique feature of this work is that it tries to explain the possibility of rising inequality across trading nations and looks at the segmented labour markets of the poor economies. It makes convincing arguments that the standard general equilibrium models, the main workhorse of trade theory, can be given a creative facelift to address a number of critical and emerging issues in the area of trade and development.

Keywords

General Equilibrium International Trade Wage Inequality development development economics labor markets

Authors and affiliations

  • Sugata Marjit
    • 1
  • Rajat Acharyya
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Studies in Social SciencesCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityCalcuttaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-57422-1
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-0031-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57422-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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