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Capital inflow, vanishing sector and wage distribution in an economy with corruption related intermediation


  • Biswajit Mandal

    () (Visva-Bharati University, India)

  • Sugata Marjit

    () (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta, India)


This paper formulates a specific factor model of trade with skilled and unskilled workers as the specific and capital as the mobile factors. Production of goods is subject to intermediation and corruption. We then allow for international capital mobility and show that corruption as an activity may be squeezed out if the cost of intermediation is held fixed at any exogenously fixed level.

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  • Biswajit Mandal & Sugata Marjit, 2012. "Capital inflow, vanishing sector and wage distribution in an economy with corruption related intermediation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(3), pages 2128-2135.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-11-00398

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    1. Antonio Andres & Carlyn Ramlogan-Dobson, 2011. "Is Corruption Really Bad for Inequality? Evidence from Latin America," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(7), pages 959-976.
    2. Toru Kikuchi & Sugata Marjit & Biswajit Mandal, 2013. "Trade with Time Zone Differences: Factor Market Implications," Review of Development Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 17(4), pages 699-711, November.
    3. Mandal, Biswajit & Marjit, Sugata, 2010. "Corruption and wage inequality?," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 166-172, January.
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    5. Sugata Marjit & Biswajit Mandal, 2012. "Domestic trading costs and pure theory of international trade," International Journal of Economic Theory, The International Society for Economic Theory, vol. 8(2), pages 165-178, June.
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    1. Biswajit Mandal & Arindam Mandal, 2015. "A Note on How and Why Growth and Unemployment Go Hand in Hand in Developing Economies," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 29(4), pages 681-693, December.
    2. Marjit, Sugata & Mandal, Biswajit, 2014. "Finite Change – Implication for Trade Theory, Policy and Development," MPRA Paper 68228, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Mandal, Biswajit & Biswas, Anindya, 2015. "Sector Specific Inflow of capital, Non-Traded sector and an Increase in Real Exchange Rate," MPRA Paper 68226, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Mandal, Biswajit, 2014. "Traded Goods, Tax and Intermediation - the Role of Corrupt Nontraded Sector," MPRA Paper 56525, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    International Trade; Intermediation; Wage-inequality; General Equilibrium.;

    JEL classification:

    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade
    • D5 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium


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