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Trade and institutions

  • Author(s): Mahakitsiri, Doungdao
  • et al.
Abstract

The first chapter of my dissertation analyses the relationship between trade and labor market outcomes. In particular, I provide evidence on one mechanism through which trade can affect wages via labor shortage. The second chapter studies the role of various institutions as a source of comparative advantage. I show empirically that each type of institutions recently advanced does not uniquely determine independent patterns of specialization and trade. The last chapter examines how free trade agreement and customs union impact trade at the extensive and intensive margins

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