Trade liberalisation, rent sharing and wage inequality in Tunisia, 1998-2002
Ghazali, Monia (2010), Trade liberalisation, rent sharing and wage inequality in Tunisia, 1998-2002, 2ème colloque du GDRI DREEM : "Innovation et développement dans les pays méditerranéens", 2010-12, Le Caire, Égypte
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference title2ème colloque du GDRI DREEM : "Innovation et développement dans les pays méditerranéens"
Conference cityLe Caire
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Abstract (EN)This paper attempts to empirically explore the effects of trade liberalization process in Tunisia on average real wages and wage inequality, via industry rents. For this purpose, we adopt, following Revenga (1997), a flexible model of wage setting that can accommodate both the presence of rent-sharing behavior and competitive wage determination. The rent- sharing mechanism may affect firms’ employment response to trade liberalization. Indeed, bargaining workers could accept a reduction in wages subsequent to rent dissipation in order to preserve jobs. We assess this hypothesis by regressing a labor demand function derived from a model of employment determination that integrates trade impacts, following Mouelhi (2007).
Subjects / KeywordsTunisia; North Africa; labor demand; unskilled workers; skilled workers; rent sharing; trade openness
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