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Imperfect Labour Contracts and International Trade

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  • Grossman, G.M.

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Inn an econommy with imperfect labor contracts, differences in the distribution of human capital are an independent source of comparative advantage. I study a world economy with two sectors, one where output is produced by teams and another where individuals can work alone.

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Paper provided by Princeton, Woodrow Wilson School - Public and International Affairs in its series Papers with number 205.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:priwpu:205

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Keywords: INCOME DISTRIBUTION ; INTERNATIONAL MARKET ; GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM;

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  1. Bin Xu, 2003. "Trade and financial liberalization with asymmetric information in bank financing," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(2), pages 57-69.
  2. Strand, Jon, 2003. "The decline or expansion of unions: a bargaining model with heterogeneous labor," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 317-340, June.

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