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Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor

Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Labor Markets and the Poor

Volume/Issue: 1990/62

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1990

ISBN: 9781451964370

Keywords: unskilled labor, unskilled workers, labor market, skilled labor, skilled workers

In designing policy measures, including possible social safety nets, targeted to the poor, it is important to fully understand the efficiency implications of these measures. There is abundant macroeconomic literatu...

Technological Change, Relative Wages, and Unemployment

Technological Change, Relative Wages, and Unemployment »

Source: Technological Change, Relative Wages, and Unemployment

Volume/Issue: 1994/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joshua Aizenman , and Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451853407

Keywords: wage, unemployment, employment, skilled labor, employment level

This paper examines the effect of skill-biased technological change on the structure of wages, the composition of employment and the level of unemployment in a two-sector economy with a heterogenous work force. Eff...

Income Distribution and Macroeconomic Performance in the United States

Income Distribution and Macroeconomic Performance in the United States »

Source: Income Distribution and Macroeconomic Performance in the United States

Volume/Issue: 1996/97

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeffrey Cole , and Christopher Towe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1996

ISBN: 9781451851977

Keywords: unemployment rate, household income, distribution of income, skilled labor

The factors underlying the rise in U.S. income inequality since the mid-1970s are examined. The results suggest that the trend increase in income inequality has not been related to macroeconomic developments, such...

Mauritius

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Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2003/320

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451827774

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, skilled labor, export processing

The review outlines a simple analytical model to explain the unemployment puzzle, especially the U-curve phenomenon. It analyzes the central institutional imperfections that characterize the existing Mauritian labo...

Skill Acquisition and Firm Creation in Transition Economies1

Skill Acquisition and Firm Creation in Transition Economies1 »

Source: Skill Acquisition and Firm Creation in Transition Economies

Volume/Issue: 1999/130

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wenli Li , Zuzana Brixiova , and Tarik Yousef

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1999

ISBN: 9781451855173

Keywords: Skill acquisition, firm creation, transition, entrepreneurs, skilled workers, entrepreneur, labor force, labor market

The transition from plan to market has hinged on the development of a dynamic private sector that would serve as the engine of growth and employment creation. This paper examines the link between the availability o...

Quantifying the Impact of Tradeon Wages

Quantifying the Impact of Tradeon Wages »

Source: Quantifying the Impact of Tradeon Wages : The Role of Nontraded Goods

Volume/Issue: 2002/191

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Tokarick

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451859720

Keywords: wage, unskilled labor, skilled labor, changes in trade, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Computable General Equilibrium Models,

This paper uses an applied general equilbrium model to decompose the effects of changes in trade and technology-related variables on wages of skilled and unskilled labor between 1982 and 1996 in the United States....

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Unemployment and the Role of Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2003/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Yao , and Calvin McDonald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451874860

Keywords: institutions, wage, skilled labor, employment, labor demand, labor market, Demand and Supply of Labor: General, Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence

Despite strong economic growth, a "U"-curve unemployment phenomenon in Mauritius can be observed. Unemployment plunged from 21 percent to less than 4 percent between the early 1980s and the early 1990s, but this tr...

The Endogenous Skill Bias of Technical Change and Inequality in Developing Countries

The Endogenous Skill Bias of Technical Change and Inequality in Developing Countries »

Source: The Endogenous Skill Bias of Technical Change and Inequality in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/50

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alberto Behar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475536959

Keywords: Skill-biased Technical Change, skilled workers, unskilled labor, trade liberalization, unskilled workers, General, Technological Change: Choices and Consequences,

This paper draws on existing empirical literature and an original theoretical model to argue that globalization and skill supply affect the extent to which technology adoption in developing countries favors skilled...

Leadership Contestability, Monopolistic Rents and Growth

Leadership Contestability, Monopolistic Rents and Growth »

Source: Leadership Contestability, Monopolistic Rents and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2011/63

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Roberto Piazza

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455228072

Keywords: Innovation, monopoly, endogenous growth, patents, skilled labor, unskilled labor, r &;amp; d activities, intellectual property rights, Industrial Organization: General, Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

I construct an endogenous growth model where R&D is carried out at the industry level in a game of innovation between leaders and followers. Innovation costs for followers are assumed to increase with the technolog...

The Impact of Tradeon Wages

The Impact of Tradeon Wages »

Source: The Impact of Tradeon Wages : What If Countries Are Not Small?

Volume/Issue: 2006/155

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ichiro Tokutsu , and Mika Saito

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864151

Keywords: wage, skilled labor, tariff rates, intermediate inputs, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Trade and Labor Market Interactions, Existence and Stability Conditions of Equilibrium,

This paper explores the effect of trade on the relative wage of less-skilled labor through its effect on world prices, which are typically exogenously given under the small open economy assumption. Using the 1995 i...