Productivity differences and the dynamic effects of labor movements
Klein, Paul and Ventura, Gustavo (2009) Productivity differences and the dynamic effects of labor movements. Journal of Monetary Economics, 56, (8), 1059-1073. (doi:10.1016/j.jmoneco.2009.10.011).
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Barriers to labor mobility across countries coexist with substantial differences in living standards largely attributable to productivity differences. A growth model with endogenous labor movements is used to assess the effects on output, capital accumulation and welfare of removing barriers to labor mobility. The model is parameterized so that it is consistent with evidence on historical labor movements, and is applied to two cases: the enlargement of the European Union and the (hypothetical) creation of a common labor market in the North America. The main finding is that there are large resulting gains in terms of output and welfare.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||doi:10.1016/j.jmoneco.2009.10.011|
|Keywords:||tfp, cross-country income differences, labor mobility, capital mobility|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2011 11:10|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 19:21|
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