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Wage Subsidy and Sector-Specific Unemployment: A New Economic Geography Approach

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  • Yenhuang Chen

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    (Chinese Culture University)

  • Lihong Zhao

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    (China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation)

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    This paper uses a new economic geography approach to examine the effects of wage subsidy, which is undertake to bolster up the industrial development. This paper also highlights the effects of trade liberalization and international capital mobility. In particular, sector-specific unemployment is introduced in the monopolistically competitive sector of the home country.

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    Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 426-436

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    Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-08f20004

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