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Foreign Direct Investment, Non-traded Goods and Real Wages

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Using a three-sector general equilibrium model with non-traded goods, we investigate the impact of foreign direct investment on the real wages of skilled and unskilled workers. We show that foreign direct investment increases the real wages of skilled and unskilled workers, but widens the gap between the two under plausible conditions.

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Paper provided by Utah State University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2008-04.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 23 Dec 2008
Date of revision: 23 Dec 2008
Publication status: Forthcoming in Pacific Economic Review.
Handle: RePEc:usu:wpaper:2008-04

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Keywords: Real wages; foreign direct investment; non-traded goods;

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  1. Pi, Jiancai & Zhou, Yu, 2014. "Foreign capital, public infrastructure, and wage inequality in developing countries," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 195-207.
  2. Pan, Lijun & Zhou, Yu, 2013. "International factor mobility, environmental pollution and skilled–unskilled wage inequality in developing countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 826-831.
  3. Pi, Jiancai & Zhou, Yu, 2013. "Institutional quality and skilled–unskilled wage inequality," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 356-363.
  4. Pi, Jiancai & Zhou, Yu & Yin, Jun, 2013. "International factor mobility, monopolistic competition, and wage inequality," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 326-332.

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