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11-February-2013

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Trade and Labour Market Adjustment

Occupation-level analysis of short-term labour market impacts from trade can provide policy makers with better insights than industry-level studies, says this paper using a unique dataset based on harmonised labour force surveys from Canada, Israel, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil and South Africa. For instance, occupation-level data shows that imports can be associated with higher wages and a lower probability of unemployment.

6-February-2013

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Estimating the Constraints to Agricultural Trade of Developing Countries

Agricultural trade can be a powerful engine for economic growth, poverty reduction, and development. However, efforts by developing countries to expand their agricultural trade are often hampered by domestic supply-side constraints such as lack of trade-related infrastructure. This report looks at some of the most important of these constraints, and features case studies from Indonesia, Zambia and Mozambique.

2-October-2012

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Workshop on Competition between State-owned and Privately-owned Enterprises in International Markets, 18-19 October 2012

OECD Workshop on Competition between State-owned and Privately-owned Enterprises in International Markets, 18-19 October 2012

10-September-2012

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Video: "Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs" seminar, 13 September 2012

Watch the Jobs Knowledge Platform webcast of the World Bank-OECD "Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs" seminar on the JKPLive Facebook channel.

27-June-2012

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The OECD Regulatory Reform Review of Indonesia: Market Openness

This paper focuses on the market openness aspects of regulatory reform in Indonesia to devise recommendations for improving the country’s regulatory processes. These recommendations involve institutionalising independent and objective evaluations of policies from an economy-wide perspective, as well as instituting a process by which broad public consultations are systematically required.

23-May-2012

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Trade, Growth and Jobs

Trade, including its more novel facets such as global services outsourcing and production off-shoring, plays a pivotal role in boosting growth and creating high-value high-pay jobs.

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29-March-2012

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Trade, Employment and Structural Change: The Australian Experience

International trade produces income gains, but increased trade exposure also creates some challenges that require complementary policies to maximise the benefits of trade. This paper looks at how Australia has dealt with these issues in recent years.

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30-November-2011

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Global Imbalances: Trade Effects and Policy Challenges

Trade policy reforms have a role to play in reducing large current account imbalances, this paper finds. A multilateral and co-ordinated approach to reducing imbalances, involving macroeconomic, exchange rate and structural reforms, is essential for achieving maximum benefits for all countries.<

8-November-2011

English

Trade and Employment: The Case of Denmark and Spain

Greater trade openness does not necessarily have an adverse effect on employment, and labour market mobility and flexibility can help countries gain from globalisation, according to this comparison of Denmark and Spain.

8-November-2011

English

Openness, Wage Gaps and Unions in Chile: A Micro Econometric Analysis

The most open sectors of the Chilean economy show higher wages relative to the other sectors, according to this analysis of the relationship between wages and levels of trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) openness in twenty-nine sectors in Chile.

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