Mandal, Biswajit and Marjit, Sugata and Beladi, Hamid (2010): Recessionary shock, capital mobility and the informal sector.
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Using the hybrid of Heckscher - Ohlin and Specific Factor models of trade we show that economic recession led shock results in a loss for both capitalists and skilled workers. Some of the unionized unskilled workers lose formal sector employment and move onto the informal sector. In case capital moves from formal to the informal, informal employment and wage both can go up in the informal segment. If capital does not move informal employment expands and wage drops. Thus recession may actually benefit a large number of informal workers.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Recessionary shock, capital mobility and the informal sector|
|English Title:||Recessionary shock, capital mobility and the informal sector|
|Keywords:||International Trade, Informal sector, General Equilibrium|
|Subjects:||D - Microeconomics > D5 - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium > D50 - General
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F11 - Neoclassical Models of Trade
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
|Depositing User:||Biswajit Mandal|
|Date Deposited:||27. Sep 2011 12:41|
|Last Modified:||16. Feb 2013 03:45|
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