Effect of Trade Liberalisation on Unskilled Workers


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–  must write introduction ONLY on The Effect of Trade Liberalisation on Unskilled Workers in Developed Countries

– deadline is strict: 12 hours from now it is DUE

– maybe talk about: Labor (Heckscher Ohlin model), Relative factor Abundance: Mexico, unskilled labor, things changed in nafta (wage before nafta and after), Stolper–Samuelson theorem

Explore an analytical base to find liberalization and look at effect of particular types of labor

–  incorporate the relevant sources below and use more if needed

– remember this is an introduction, so be clear and descriptive and do not drag the points on


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