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Job-search and foreign capital inflow — A two sector general equilibrium analysis

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  • Bandopadhyay, Titas Kumar
  • Chaudhuri, Sarbajit

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The purpose of this paper is to extend the Fields' (1989) multi sector job-search model by introducing international trade and capital. Two types of capital are considered: fixed capital and mobile capital. The effects of search intensity and the inflow of foreign capital on the volume and the rate of urban unemployment and on the social welfare are also examined in both of the two cases. The main finding is: more efficient on-the-job search from the rural sector raises unemployment rate when capital is mobile between the two sectors. This is counterproductive to the standard result.

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  • Bandopadhyay, Titas Kumar & Chaudhuri, Sarbajit, 2011. "Job-search and foreign capital inflow — A two sector general equilibrium analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(6), pages 2494-2501.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:6:p:2494-2501
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2011.07.002
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    1. Chaudhuri, Sarbajit & Bandopadhyay, Titas Kumar, 2013. "Job-search and foreign capital inflow — A three-sector general equilibrium analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 159-169.
    2. Kawata, Keisuke, 2015. "Work hour mismatches and on-the-job search," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 280-291.

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    Keywords

    Job search; Foreign capital; Unemployment rate; Ex-post labor; Ex-ante labor; General equilibrium;

    JEL classification:

    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
    • J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth

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