Title

General-Equilibrium Implications of International Product-Market Competition for Jobs and Wages

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

This paper extends the insight that trade increases international product-market competition to show that in a world with an endogenous natural rate of unemployment, countries can benefit through a decline in the natural rate. When the number of firms in the integrated world market is greater than the number of firms in each economy in autarky, all trading nations in a world of identical factor proportions experience a decline in equilibrium unemployment. When factor proportions differ, equilibrium unemployment must fall in the labor-abundant country but may rise or decline in the capital-abundant country.

Discipline

Economics

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Oxford Economic Papers

Volume

53

Issue

1

First Page

138

Last Page

156

ISSN

0030-7653

Additional URL

http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb/?did=67247798&sid=1&Fmt=2&clientId=44274&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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