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The transmission of Dutch disease and labour migration

Wahba, Jackline (1998) The transmission of Dutch disease and labour migration Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 7, (3), pp. 355-365.

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This paper examines the effects of the oil-boom in the Gulf states in the framework of a Dutch disease model. The model indicates that labour immigration may offset the effects of Dutch disease in the Gulf states. However, this may effectively shift the symptoms of Dutch disease to labour-exporting countries. Consequently, the theoretical model shows that through labour migration, Dutch disease can be transmitted to sending countries.

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Published date: September 1998
Keywords: labour migration, dutch disease, remittances, developing countries and gulf countries


Local EPrints ID: 33065
ISSN: 0963-8199
PURE UUID: 32b78c61-d959-4be1-905b-6495c2582974

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Date deposited: 13 Dec 2007
Last modified: 13 Aug 2017 11:05

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