Erhan Artuc is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Development Research Group (Trade and International Integration Team). Prior to joining the World Bank in 2011, he was on the faculty of Koc University in Istanbul. He earned a B.A. degree from Bilkent University - Ankara in 2001 and a Ph.D. in economics from University of Virginia in 2006.
His research primarily focuses on international trade policy and its effects on labor markets and jobs. His papers explore distributional effects of trade liberalization, timing of trade policy, regional and sectoral mobility of workers, unemployment, informality, refugees and international migration. He has published in the Journal of International Economics, American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics and other leading academic outlets.
Integration into the global economy offers an enormous opportunity for reducing poverty, hunger, and economic injustice. Increasing competition on the domestic market, thus lowering prices and increasing choices for consumers and improving access to new knowledge, products and technologies, generates potential sources of aggregate efficiency gains. Globalization also generates costs. Trade liberalization will result in a re-allocation of factors of production within and between firms and sectors. The goal of this book is to summarize the state of knowledge in the economic literature on trade and development regarding the costs of adjustment to trade openness and how adjustment takes place in developing countries.
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