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Market interconnection and wages

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  • Oladi, Reza
  • Beladi, Hamid

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We show that wage behavior as well as the skilled-unskilled wage gap depend on elasticity of import demand. Although, our analysis is in the spirit of the Stolper-Samuelson theorem, factor intensity plays no role in our results.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 117-119

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:117-119

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Keywords: Skilled-unskilled labor Wage gap Terms of trade;

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  1. Beladi, Hamid & Oladi, Reza, 2011. "An elementary proposition on technical progress and non-traded goods," Journal of Mathematical Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 68-71, January.

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