A1 - Bastien Alvarez
A1 - Gianluca Orefice
A1 - Farid Toubal
TI - Trade Liberalization, Collective Bargaining and Workers: Wages and Working Conditions
IS - 2022-02
T3 - Working Papers
KW - Trade Liberalization
KW - Working Conditions
KW - Wages
KW - Labor Market Institutions
KW - Eastern Europe
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Using large scale data on Eastern European workers, we show significant and sizable deteriorations of their wages and working conditions in regions that faced large tariff liberalization and strong erosion of collective bargaining over the process of accession to the European Union. Import tariffs liberalization reduces workers' wages. The deterioration of working conditions is mostly driven by increased labor demand due to the improvement of Eastern countries' international market access. The erosion of collective bargaining worsens wages and working conditions.

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