Trade Liberalization and Labor Demand Elasticities: A Firm-Level Analysis of Pakistan’s Manufacturing Sector

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  • Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh Associate Professor, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan
  • Misbah Rauf MPhil Student, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan
  • Irfan Hussain Ph.D. Student, Department of Economics, G.C University Faisalabad
  • Asad Abbas Lecturer in Economics, COMSATS University Islamabad, Vehari Campus

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https://doi.org/10.34260/jaebs.524

Abstract

The study investigates the linkage of trade liberalization and labor demand elasticities in Pakistan. The panel data are used by selecting 13 industries in Pakistan's manufacturing sector for the years 1995-1996, 2000-2001, and 2005-2006. The Pooled OLS technique is applied to get the estimates at an aggregated level and disaggregated levels. Overall findings support the positive relationship between trade liberalization and labor demand elasticity in production workers but in the case of non-production workers, the findings show the weak relationship between trade liberalization and labor demand elasticity. The study is also furnished with some policy recommendations.

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Published

2021-06-29

How to Cite

Sheikh , M. R. ., Rauf, M. ., Hussain , I. ., & Abbas, A. . (2021). Trade Liberalization and Labor Demand Elasticities: A Firm-Level Analysis of Pakistan’s Manufacturing Sector. Journal of Applied Economics and Business Studies, 5(2), 53-68. https://doi.org/10.34260/jaebs.524

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