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Lower Tariff, Rising Skill Premium in Developing Countries: Is it a Coincidence?

Ing, Lily


Even though there are gains from international trade, there is still a case that trade opportunities have significant distributional consequences. This study considers the arguments that trade liberalisation and technological catch-up could raise the skill premium. The first argument has shown, in the North-South trade framework, that a reduction in import tariff may raise the skill premium if the tariff reduction causes the range of the traded goods in which export expansion occurs to be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: The World Economy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9701.2009.01192.x


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