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Free trade agreements and interregional labor migration: the case of the U.S. and Canada


  • Ricardo C. Gazel

    () (Center for Business and Economic Research, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 456002 Las Vegas, NV 89154-2023, USA)


This paper focuses on the different effects that trade policy have on distinctive regions within a country by modeling the subnational impact of the Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada using an applied general equilibrium model. This study incorporates interregional labor mobility into the model and, by comparing the new results to those measured in the absence of labor migration, shows the importance of allowing for interregional labor mobility when modeling at the subnational level the effects of nationality of internationally designed policies.

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  • Ricardo C. Gazel, 1996. "Free trade agreements and interregional labor migration: the case of the U.S. and Canada," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 30(4), pages 373-390.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:30:y:1996:i:4:p:373-390
    Note: Received: 17 May 1995 / Accepted in revised form: 10 January 1996

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    1. Hewings, Geoffrey J.D., 2014. "Spatially blind trade and fiscal impact policies and their impact on regional economies," The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 54(4), pages 590-602.
    2. Bilgic, Abdulbaki & King, Stephen A. & Lusby, Aaron K. & Schreiner, Dean F., 2002. "Estimates of U.S. Regional Commodity Trade Elasticities of Substitution," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 32(2).

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