Trade and jobs in Europe
much ado about nothing ?
- ISBN: 9780198293606
- Editorial: Oxford University Press
- Fecha de la edición: 1999
- Lugar de la edición: Oxford. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 24 cm
- Nº Pág.: 186
- Idiomas: Inglés
In the last 25 years, Europe has experienced a reduction in growth and an explosion in unemployment. At a time when this and the continuing existence of the welfare state are top of the European agenda, it has become increasingly popular to blame the globalization of the world economy for current problems.
This book provides the first comprehensive set of studies on the impact of trade with developing countries on the European labour market. It argues that the evidence does not point to trade with developing countries as a major cause of European unemployment. Instead, technological change and domestic policy choices are the main causal factors. As a result, the contributors argue against protectionist trade polices, whose benefits to employment would be limited at best, but whose risk to world growth due to trade wars is immense.
The next ten years are a critical period for European integration and expansion: Trade and Jobs in Europe will be of crucial importance to all those at the heart of the current debate: advisers, policy-makers, and researchers alike.
1:Introduction, M. Dewatripoint, A. Sapir, and K. Sekkat
2:How Much has LDC Trade Affected Western Job Markets, R. Freeman and A. Revenga
3:Relative Prices, Trade and Restructuring in the European Industry, D. Neven and C. Wyplosz
4:Labour Market Effects of Trade with LDCs in Europe, M. Dewatripoint, A. Sapir, and K. Sekkat
5:Growing World Trade: Causes and Consequences, P. Krugman
6:The Market Labour Effects of International Trade: A Computable General Equilibrium Model, A. Smith
7:Trade with Emerging Countries and the Labour Market: The French Case, O. Cortes, S. Jean, and J. Pisani-Ferry
8:Wage and Mobility Effects of Trade and Migration, J. Haisken-De New, and K. Zimmerman
9:A Brief History of the Social Clause in Trade Policy, P. Bairoch
10:The Impact of Globalization on Employment in Europe, A. Sapir