The effects of international trade on employment: heterogeneity among 2-digit ISIC manufacturing industries
Chetwin, William; Bairam, Erkin I
Most studies of the relationship between international trade and the labour market have been at an aggregate level. If the effects of trade differ among the component firms and disaggregate-level industries on which such studies are based, then the aggregate-level results may tell us little about the partial-equilibrium adjustment of employment to changes in international trade. This study shows that the effects of trade on employment can differ among two-digit ISIC manufacturing industries, and suggests that theoretically more sophisticated disaggregate-level studies may enhance our understanding of the effects of international trade on the labour market.
Publisher: University of Otago
Series number: 119
Research Type: Discussion Paper