Firm entry and exit, labor demand, and trade reform

evidence from Chile and Colombia by Pablo Fajnzylber

Publisher: World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Poverty Sector Unit in Washington, D.C

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  • Colombia.,
  • Economic aspects.


  • Labor demand,
  • Labor market -- Chile.,
  • Elasticity (Economics) -- Chile.,
  • Labor demand -- Colombia.,
  • Labor market -- Colombia.,
  • Elasticity (Economics) -- Colombia.,
  • Free trade -- Economic aspects.

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Firms entering and exiting a market contribute almost as much to employment changes as firms continuing in a market. As much effort should be made to understanding sensitivity to wage changes in entering and exiting firms as to understanding wage elasticities in continuing firms.

Edition Notes

StatementPablo Fajnzylber, William F. Maloney, Eduardo Ribeiro.
SeriesPolicy research working paper ;, 2659, Policy research working papers (Online) ;, 2659.
ContributionsMalloney, William F. 1959-, Ribeiro, Eduardo Pontual., World Bank. Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit.
LC ClassificationsHG3881.5.W57
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3669160M
LC Control Number2002615961

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Estimates of labor demand elasticities of entering and exiting firms were surprisingly similar in Chile and Colombia and somewhat higher than elasticities for firms that survived. Estimates of the effect of trade liberalization offer only ambiguous lessons on trade reform’s probable impact on these elasticities.

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Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit.] -- Firms entering and exiting a market contribute almost as much to employment changes as firms continuing.

Ph.D. Univerisity of California, Berkeley. Contact. Firm entry and exit, labor demand, and trade reform: evidence from Chile and Colombia Labor demand andtrade reform in Latin America. "Firm entry and exit, labor demand, and trade reform: evidence from Chile and Colombia," Policy Research Working Paper SeriesThe World Bank.

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