Effects of trade opening on household welfare: the Chilean case
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The document presents an ex-post analysis of the effects of trade policy changes on poverty and income distribution in Chile between 1999 and 2006. We follow the methodology developed by Porto (2006) and Nicita (2009), both of whom identify three channels of transmission through which a change in trade policy variables (e.g., tariffs) affects the welfare of households. The effect is estimated by characterizing the labor demand elasticities, the effect of border prices on revenues, and the ensuing effect on the wage bill of each industry.
SerieSerie Comercio Internacional No. 114
ECLAC SubtopicsINCOME DISTRIBUTION ; INTERNATIONAL TRADE ; TRADE POLICY AND TRADE AGREEMENTS ; FAMILIES ; PRICES
United Nations SubtopicsTRADE POLICY ; TRADE LIBERALIZATION ; ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ; HOUSEHOLDS ; FAMILY INCOME ; FAMILY WELFARE ; ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Country / RegionCHILE