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Adjustment costs of trade liberalization: estimations for the Russian labor market

Citation

Akhmedov, Akhmed; Bessonova, Evgenia; Cherkashin, Ivan; Denisova, Irina; Grishina, Elena; & Nekipelov, Denis (2004). Adjustment costs of trade liberalization: estimations for the Russian labor market. CEFIR Working Paper.

Abstract

The paper investigates adjustment costs of trade liberalization in Russia by estimating various labor market elasticities with respect to indicators of trade liberalization in the 90-ies. In particular, the influence of tariff reduction on demand for labor is estimated, inter-sectoral employment flows in recent years and their determinants are studied, as well as determinants of sectoral wage premiums and of wage differentials between skilled and unskilled labor. The estimated elasticities of labor demand and wages show to be of very moderate size implying a modest adjustment cost in the labor market.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2004

Journal Title

CEFIR Working Paper

Author(s)

Akhmedov, Akhmed
Bessonova, Evgenia
Cherkashin, Ivan
Denisova, Irina
Grishina, Elena
Nekipelov, Denis