Trade policy and wage gradients: evidence from a protectionist turn
Tirado, Daniel A., Pons Novell, Jordi and Paluzie, Elisenda (2009) Trade policy and wage gradients: evidence from a protectionist turn. Working Paper. Coventry: University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. Working papers (Warwick Business School. Financial Econometrics Research Centre) (No.258).
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In the spirit of Hanson (1997), we analyze the existence of regional nominal wage gradients in Spain during the interwar period (1914-1930) and their transformation following an important change in trade policy. However, our case study analyzes the effects of the substitution of an open economy by a closed one - exactly the reverse of the process studied by Hanson. We find strong evidence of the existence of a regional wage gradient centered on Barcelona, which weakened after 1922. In Spain during the interwar period protectionist policies appear to have favored the loss of centrality of the coastal location (Barcelona) and the relative rise of other locations.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Commercial policy, Wage differentials -- Spain, International trade, Protectionism -- Spain, Spain -- Economic policy -- 20th century|
|Series Name:||Working papers (Warwick Business School. Financial Econometrics Research Centre)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Official Date:||January 2009|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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