Brookings Trade Forum: Global Labor Markets

Brookings Trade Forum: Global Labor Markets

by Susan M. Collins
     
 

This annual series provides comprehensive analysis on current and emerging issues of international trade and economics.

Tentative contents include:

• Boom Towns and Ghost Countries: Geography, Agglomeration, and Population Mobility Lant Pritchett (World Bank)

• Global Wage Differences and International Worker Flows Mark Rosenzweig (Kennedy

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Overview

This annual series provides comprehensive analysis on current and emerging issues of international trade and economics.

Tentative contents include:

• Boom Towns and Ghost Countries: Geography, Agglomeration, and Population Mobility Lant Pritchett (World Bank)

• Global Wage Differences and International Worker Flows Mark Rosenzweig (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

• What's Wrong with Plan B? International Migration as the Alternative to Development Devesh Kapur (University of Texas) and John Hale (Michigan State University)

• Global Labor Markets: Issues and Implications Alan Blinder (Princeton University), Michael Kremer (Harvard University), Carmen Pages (World Bank), and Isabel Sawhill (Brookings Institution)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815712961
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Brookings Trade Forum Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Editors' Summary     ix
Boom Towns and Ghost Countries: Geography, Agglomeration, and Population Mobility     1
Comments   Clifford G. Gaddy   Simon Johnson     43
Discussion     51
Global Wage Differences and International Student Flows     57
Comments   Douglas A. Irwin   Jeffrey G. Williamson     87
Discussion     93
Wages Dynamics and Economic Development     97
Comments   Harry J. Holzer   Nina Pavcnik     128
Discussion     132
What's Wrong with Plan B? International Migration as an Alternative to Development Assistance     137
Comment   Gary Burtless     173
Discussion     178
For Better or for Worse? Job and Earnings Mobility in Nine Middle- and Low-Income Countries     187
Comment   Carmen Reinhart     204
Discussion     206
Panel Discussion-Global Labor Markets: Issues and Implications
Globalization of Labor Markets and Inequality     211
Migration: Who Gains, Who Loses     229
Do Open Borders Produce Greater Happiness? An Underanalyzed Question     245
Discussion on panel     251

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