Wages; Employment; Trade; Labor Markets; Unemployment; Developing Countries; Skills
Brambilla Irene, Porto Guido (2016), High-Income Export Destinations, Quality and Wages, in Journal of International Economics
, 98, 21-35.
Araujo Luis, Ponczek Vladimir, Portela André (2016), Informality in an economy with active labor costs, in Applied Economics
, 48(30), 2868-2882.
Erhan Artuc Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto (2015), A mapping of labor mobility costs in the developing world, in Journal of International Economics
, 95(1), 28-41.
Porto Guido (2015), Estimating Household Responses to Trade Reforms. Net Consumers and Net Producers in Rural Mexico, in International Economics
, 144, 116-142.
Mulangu Francis (2015), Exports, Price Transmission, and Wage Inequality: Evidence Using the Case of the Impact of AGOA in Ghanaian Manufacturing Firms, in Journal of African Development
, 17(1), 45-73.
Emerson Patrick, Ponczek Vladimir, Child labor and learning, in Economic Development and Cultural Change
Brambilla Irene, Depetris Nicolas, Porto Guido, Examining the Export Wage Premium in Developing Countries, in Review of International Economics
Brambialla Irene, Daniel Lederman, Guido Porto, Exporters, Engineers and Blue-Collar Workers, in World Bank Economic Review
The objective of this project is to thoroughly analyze the challenges and opportunities created by globalization in developing countries. The emphasis will be on the effects of international trade in domestic labor market outcomes, that is, the creation of employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sector, the effects on unemployment and the impact on wages. We will also assess the subsequent impact on poverty and inequality. The research also seeks to identify the policies that would moderate the negative effects of globalization and maximize its benefits. We will study the role played by skill development policies, the provision of transport infrastructure, labor market reforms, and export promotion policies. The work program is organized in six modules: Module 1 - Global Trade Reforms with Labor Mobility Costs, Module 2 - Wages and Employment Gains from Exports: Evidence from Developing and Low-Income Countries, Module 3 - Trade and Unemployment in Developing Countries, Module 4 - Trade and Informal Labor Markets in Developing Countries, Module 5 - Making Globalization more Inclusive in Developing Countries: The Role of Skills Development, Transport Infrastructure and Export Promotion Policies in Employment and Wages, and Module 6 - Policy Lessons: How can employment and trade policies maximize the opportunities and cope with the risks of globalization in developing countries?