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Trade and Employment: The Case of Denmark and Spain

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  • Elena Arnal

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Spain and Denmark are two European countries differing considerably in their development and productive structures as well as in their internationalisation process. This affects many dimensions of each economy, most notably their trade volumes, market sizes and product specialization. Spain and Denmark also differ significantly in labour market outcomes as well as in the design of labour market policies and institutions and the role they played in facilitating labour reallocation. For these reasons, it is instructive to compare them, in particular as they have demonstrated substantial labour market adjustments due to changing international economic conditions. While the results of direct comparisons cannot always be translated into policy action due to country-specific institutional settings and varying economic circumstances, comparative analysis has the potential to yield useful insights into best practices and transferrable policy lessons. With this in mind, the purpose of this paper is to consider the evolution of trade and labour market outcomes in Denmark and Spain since the early 1990s, in order to provide policy-relevant insights on the relationship between production, trade and labour markets in these countries. Special focus is given to the increased weight of some emerging economies in world trade patterns and how they have affected the trade patterns of these two European countries and their employment behaviours.

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  • Elena Arnal, 2011. "Trade and Employment: The Case of Denmark and Spain," OECD Trade Policy Papers 123, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:traaab:123-en
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    Keywords

    employment; inclusive growth; trade; wages;

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    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions

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