Research and analysis
A joint study of the ILO and the Secretariat of the WTO
Prepared by Marion Jansen (Economic Research and Statistics Division - World Trade Organization Secretariat), Eddy Lee (International Institute for Labour Studies - International Labour Office)
This study is the outcome of collaborative research between the World Trade Organization (WTO) Secretariat and the International Labour Office (ILO). It addresses an issue that is of concern to both organizations: the relationship between trade and employment.
On the basis of an overview of the existing academic economic literature, the study provides an impartial view of what can be said, and with what degree of confidence, on the relationship between trade and employment, an often contentious issue of public debate. Its focus is on the connections between trade policies, and labour and social policies and it will be useful to all those who are interested in this debate: academics and policy-makers, workers and employers, trade and labour specialists. Published February 2007 | 104 pages | 228 x 152 mm | Weight: 0.400 kg