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Beyond Heckscher-Ohlin: Trade and labour market interaction in a case study for Chile

  • Mauricio Bussolo


  • Alejandra Mizala


  • Pilar Romaguera


In an era of globalization, patterns of economic growth and employment will depend critically upon domestic labour market conditions. This paper presents empirical evidence on how labour market regulations might interact with expanded trade. We present computable general equilibrium model simulations of recent trade reform proposals for Chile.

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Date of creation: 27 Aug 1998
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