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Domestic labor, foreign capital and national welfare

  • Broll, Udo
  • Hansen, Sabine
  • Marjit, Sugata

The competitive allocation of labor across different sectors of an economy may not be socially optimal when one sector uses foreign capital. We argue that a suitably designed government intervention is required to restrict the sectors to their optimal size and maximize national welfare. Such a policy internalizes the possibility of repatriation and reinvestment. We demonstrate the optimality of a minimum wage regulation.

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Paper provided by Dresden University of Technology, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economics in its series Dresden Discussion Paper Series in Economics with number 12/04.

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