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US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory

Lawrence Edwards and Robert Lawrence
Conventional trade theory, which combines the Heckscher-Ohlin theory and the Stolper- Samuelson theorem, implies that expanded trade between developed and developing countries will increase wage equality in the former. This theory is widely applied. It serves as the basis for estimating the impact...
May 2010
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Trade liberalisation and labour demand within South African manufacturing firms

Lawrence Edwards and Alberto Behar
Using new detailed tariff data, wages disaggregated by skill level and firm level information, this paper ascertains the relationships between trade, technology and labour demand and investigates the effects of tariff changes on factor prices in South African manufacturing. We find evidence that...
Sep 2005
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