Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs


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Policy Priorities for International Trade and Jobs

How does trade affect jobs? The International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) brings together ten international organisations with the aim of improving understanding of the interaction of trade and the labour market, promoting dialogue among stakeholders, and developing policy relevant conclusions. Launched in 2010, the first wave of work under ICITE is nearing completion.

This book presents highlights from the first two years of work, as selected by ICITE partners.

You can read and download the full publication or individual chapters below:

Full publication:

By chapter:

  1. Trade and employment in a fast-changing world
    Richard Newfarmer and Monika Sztajerowska

    Trade, Wages and Employment

  2. Wage implications of trade liberalisation: Evidence for effective policy formation
    Susan F. Stone and Ricardo H. Cavazos Cepeda 
  3. Trade, employment and structural change: The Australian experience
    Greg Thompson, Tim Murray and Patrick Jomini  
  4. Openness, wage gaps and unions in Chile: A micro-econometric analysis
    Jorge Friedman, Carlos Yévenes, Nanno Mulder, Sebastián Faúndez, Esteban Pérez Caldentey, and Mario Velásquez, Fernando Baizán, Gerhard Reinecke

    Trade and Services

  5. Globalisation of services and jobs
    Frédéric Gonzales, J. Bradford Jensen, Yunhee Kim and Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
  6. Trade and labour market outcomes in Germany
    Holger Görg and Dennis Görlich
  7. Trade in tasks
    Rainer Lanz, Sébastien Miroudot and Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås
  8. Heterogeneous migration and offshoring costs: Evidence on spillover effects
    Cosimo Beverelli and Gianluca Orefice

    Trade and Working Conditions

  9. Trade and the quality of employment: Asian and non-Asian economies
    Robert J. Flanagan and Niny Khor  
  10. Regional trade agreements and domestic labour market regulation
    Christian Häberli, Marion Jansen and José-Antonio Monteiro

    Regional Trade Perspectives

  11. Trade, employment and inclusive growth in Asia
    Douglas H. Brooks and Eugenia C. Go
  12. An updated assessment of the trade and poverty nexus in Latin America
    Paolo Giordano and Kun Li 
  13. Regional integration and employment effects in SADC
    Mina Mashayekhi, Ralf Peters and David Vanzetti 
  14. Regional trade and employment in ECOWAS
    Erik von Uexkull


Note: The views expressed in the various papers included in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the OECD, OECD member country governments or partner organisations of ICITE.


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