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Effects of International Trade and Technological Progress on Wage Inequality in Latin American Countries

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  • Morone, Piergiuseppe

    () (Università di Foggia - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche Matematiche e Statistiche)

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This paper deals with the impact of trade and technoiogy on wage dispersion in Latin American countries, and its effects on the distribution of weifare and economic growth. Section i provides a generai introduction describing the framework of the research. The foliowing two sections review the reievant trade and technology iiterature. The fourth section presents some suggestions to deveiop a dynamic modei abie to capture the roie piayed by Information and Communication Technoiogy (ICT) in a Skiil-Biased Technicai Change (SBTC) framework. The final section concludes the work.

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  • Morone, Piergiuseppe, 2001. "Effects of International Trade and Technological Progress on Wage Inequality in Latin American Countries," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 54(1), pages 31-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0224
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    Keywords

    Giobaiisation; Inequaiity; Information and Communication Technoiogy; Latin America; North-South Trade;

    JEL classification:

    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • F10 - International Economics - - Trade - - - General
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General

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