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The NBER project on alternative trade strategies and employment analyzed the extent to which employment and income distribution are affected by the choice of trade strategies and by the interaction of trade policies with domestic policies and market distortions. This book, the third and final volume to come from that project, brings together the theory underlying the trade strategies-employment relation and the empirical evidence emanating from the project.
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About the Author
Anne O. Krueger is professor of economics at Duke University.
Table of ContentsPreface
1. Trade and Employment in Less Developed Countries: The Questions
2. Employment and Labor Markets in Less Developed Countries
3. Trade Strategies, Growth, and Employment
4. The Factor Proportions Explanation of Trade, Distortions, and Employment
5. Labor Coefficients in Trade: Results from the Country Studies
6. Evidence with Regard to Skills, Direction of Trade, Capital Intensity, and International Value Added Coefficients
7. The Extent of Factor Market Distortions
8. The Effect of Trade Strategies and Domestic Factor Market Distortions on Employment