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Tango with the Dragon: Employment Effects of Trade Integration with China. The Case of Argentina

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  • Lucio Castro

    (Maxwell Stamp PLC)

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This paper estimates the effects of trade integration between China and Mercosur on employment. The case of Argentina, in particular, is investigated. Highly disaggregated data at the industry level is used for the first time to estimate labor demand elasticities in order to estimate the effects of trade with China on the employment rate. According to this, trade with China did not have a significant effect on industrial employment, even in a period of swift trade liberalization like the nineties.

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  • Lucio Castro, 2005. "Tango with the Dragon: Employment Effects of Trade Integration with China. The Case of Argentina," International Trade 0509004, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpit:0509004 Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 29
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    1. Bernard, Andrew B. & Jensen, J. Bradford & Schott, Peter K., 2006. "Survival of the best fit: Exposure to low-wage countries and the (uneven) growth of U.S. manufacturing plants," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 219-237, January.
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    1. Jenkins, Rhys & Peters, Enrique Dussel & Moreira, Mauricio Mesquita, 2008. "The Impact of China on Latin America and the Caribbean," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 235-253, February.

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    Keywords

    China; Import Competition; Trade and Labor Market Interactions; Employment; Income Distribution; Poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • F17 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Forecasting and Simulation
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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