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Trade and Skills in Uruguay: Long Term Skill Requirements

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  • Rossana Patron

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    (Universidad de la República)

  • Inés Terra

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    (Universidad de la República)

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    The paper discusses the links between skill requirements in the labour market and alternative trade patterns using a CGE applied on updated data for Uruguay. The results for alternative scenarios in the long term show that, the wage gap would widen should the pattern of trade growth follow the current trend; however, an enhanced demand of commodities would favour a reduction in the wage gap. The exercises provide insights on the economy-wide effects in the long term of the interaction of trends in trade and accumulation of skills, and thus on the role of the current policy of development of human resources.

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    Article provided by Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Instituto de Economía y Finanzas in its journal Revista de Economía y Estadística.

    Volume (Year): XLVII (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)
    Pages: 25-40

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    Handle: RePEc:ief:reveye:v:47:y:2009:i:2:p:25-40

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    1. Harris, Richard, 1984. "Applied General Equilibrium Analysis of Small Open Economies with Scale Economies and Imperfect Competition," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 74(5), pages 1016-32, December.
    2. Carlos Casacuberta & Marcel Vaillant, 2002. "Trade and wages in Uruguay in the 1990’s," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0902, Department of Economics - dECON.
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