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Trade and Wages When the Trade Regime Is Determined Endogenously


  • Naylor, Robin


The paper shows that whether trade is one-way or two-way depends on wage strategies adopted by trade unions. The union's wage strategy choices themselves depend upon the conditions under which trade takes place, as well as upon the characteristics of both the labor and the product markets in the trading countries. Thus, trade and labor market outcomes are determined endogenously. Testable hypotheses are generated, and the implications of the theoretical model for the econometric analysis of trade and wages are discussed. Copyright 2000 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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  • Naylor, Robin, 2000. "Trade and Wages When the Trade Regime Is Determined Endogenously," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 8(3), pages 556-565, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:reviec:v:8:y:2000:i:3:p:556-65

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    1. Catia Montagna & Antonella Nocco, 2013. "Unionization, international integration, and selection," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 46(1), pages 23-45, February.
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