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Sectoral employment effects of trade and productivity in Europe


  • Filip Abraham
  • Ellen Brock


The impact of trade and technology in the European case is assessed. A framework is developed which incorporates employment effects of (i) export expansion (ii) import competition and (iii) labour-saving productivity improvements. In this context, evidence is found for the hypothesis that international trade induces adjustments in technology.

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  • Filip Abraham & Ellen Brock, 2003. "Sectoral employment effects of trade and productivity in Europe," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(2), pages 223-238.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:35:y:2003:i:2:p:223-238
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840210161828

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    1. Filip Abraham, 2001. "Global and European Labor Costs," LICOS Discussion Papers 10201, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.
    2. Dumont, Michel, 2004. "The Impact of International Trade with Newly Industrialised Countries on the Wages and Employment of Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Workers in the European Union," MPRA Paper 83525, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Kaung Myat Ko & Poomthan Rangkakulnuwat & Sasiwimon W. Paweenawat, 2015. "The Effect of International Trade on Labor Demand in ASEAN5," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(2), pages 1034-1041.
    4. Bernard Hoekman & Alan L. Winters, 2005. "Trade and Employment: Stylized Facts and Research Findings," Working Papers 7, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
    5. Gabriela Grotkowska, 2008. "Impact of international trade on employment in Polish industrial sector," Ekonomia journal, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw, vol. 20.
    6. Lihong Yun, 2008. "Technical Progress and Labour Demand in Swedish Manufacturing Firms," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 147-167, June.

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