Economic integration across Latin America: Evidence from labour markets, 1990–2013 Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd Combining macroeconomic and microeconomic data and three indicators of international market integration, this paper assesses the degree to which Latin American labour markets are integrated. The results suggest that relative to East Asia, Latin American labour markets are somewhat more integrated, but considerable differences across countries persist. In addition, the evidence indicates that the degree of labour market integration across Latin American borders is significantly less than that of labour markets within the United States in two of the three indicators. These differences may suggest opportunities for efficiency gains from further labour market integration.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lederman, D., & Robertson, R.

citation count

  • 0

publication date

  • January 2018

publisher