Quality Differentiation and the Labour Market Effects of International Trade
AbstractThis paper offers a new treatment of the labour market effects of international trade, based on a model in which intra-industry trade is explained on Heckscher-Ohlin principles. The model is more consistent with stylised facts about North-South trade than the traditional Heckscher-Ohlin model of inter-industry trade. Applying the model to trade between Italy and ‘non-advanced countries’ and inferring the factor content of intra-industry trade from the inter-sectoral relationship between factor intensity and average unit values of exports, we find that the labour market effects of intra- industry trade add significantly to the estimated factor market impact of trade.
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intra-industry trade; North-South trade; vertical product differentiation; labour market effects of international trade;
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