Changes in Trade and Employment in the Major Industrial Countries, 1970–76

  • Alan V. Deardorff
  • Robert M. Stern
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There has been increasing concern in the industrial countries in recent years that international trade may have an adverse impact on employment in particular sectors of the economy. Imports have accordingly been restricted in such sectors as textiles and wearing apparel, footwear, iron and steel and consumer electronics. At the same time, however, the expansionary effect that exports may have on employment has not always been duly recognised.


Gross Domestic Product Employment Effect Total Trade Employment Change Tariff Reduction 
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  1. 2.
    The choice of years, 1970 and 1976, was dictated by the data base constructed for this model in connection with our previous research on the effects of tariff reductions and changes in exchange rates on employment: A. V. Deardorff, R. M. Stern and C. F. Baum, ‘A Multi-Country Simulation of the Employment and Exchange-Rate Effects of Post-Kennedy Round Tariff Reductions’, in N. Akransanee et al. (eds.), Trade and Employment in Asia and the Pacific ( Honolulu, University Press of Hawaii, 1977 );Google Scholar
  2. V. Deardorff, R. M. Stern and M. N. Greene, ‘The Implications of Alternative Trade Strategies for the United States’, in D. B. H. Denoon (ed.), An American Response to the New International Economic Order (New York, New York University Press, 1979)Google Scholar
  3. A. V. Deardorff and R. M. Stern, An Economic Analysis of the Effects of the Tokyo Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations on the United States and the Other Major Industrialized Countries, MTN Studies 5, Committee on Finance, US Senate ( Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1979 ).Google Scholar
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    B. Balassa, ‘The Changing International Division of Labor in Manufactured Goods’, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Quarterly Review, 130, September 1979, 243–85.Google Scholar

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© International Economic Association 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan V. Deardorff
    • 1
  • Robert M. Stern
    • 1
  1. 1.USA

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