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Has global trade competition really led to a race to the bottom in labor standards?

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The possibility that economic competition puts working and employment conditions under pressure is a frequently voiced concern in debates on international trade. We provide an empirical assessment of the argument that competition for world markets has generated a race to the bottom in labor standards. Spatial econometrics is used to identify interdependence in labor practices among trade competitors. We present a strategy for measuring export competition between countries that fulfils several...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Saïd Business School
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
International Studies Quarterly Journal website
Acceptance date:
2022-01-18
ISSN:
0020-8833
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1239880
Local pid:
pubs:1239880
Deposit date:
2022-02-16

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