Existence of Stolper-Samuelson Effects: A Case Study on Australian Manufacturing

Dr. Wahida Yasmeen
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Over the last two decades, Australian economy has been integrated with the rest of the world through reduced protection accorded to domestic producers and consequent rise in manufacturing imports from both the developed and developing countries. This paper examines the effect of international trade on wage inequalities among skilled and unskilled labour force in Australian manufacturing industries. The paper measures Stolper-Samuelson (S-S) effects, over a period from 1982-83 to 1998-99. The findings of this study show mixed evidence on the presence of S-S effects, with strong effects for some unskilled intensive industries such as textiles & clothing in the post liberalization period with little or no effect for the others.

Keywords: International Trade, Skilled-Unskilled Wage Inequality, Stolper-Samuelson Effects of Trade
Stream: Economics and Management
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Existence of Stolper-Samuelson Effects

Dr. Wahida Yasmeen

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, St. Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Currently I teach economics at St. Thomas University, NB, Canada. I received my masters degree from McMaster University, Ontario,Canada and Ph.D. from University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. My research interest focuses on Effects of International Trade on labour market. Specifically, effects of increased trade with developing countries on the rising wage inequality among the skilled and unskilled workers of developed countries. My research interest also includes: comparing and analysing performance of banking sectors while following different systems: islamic banking, traditional banking, micro-financing etc.

Ref: I07P0175