A recent IDB report found that while trade liberalization resulted in increased firm and labor productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last 30 years, boosting economic growth, it did not create as many new jobs or reduce inequality as expected. Liberalization in the 1980s and 1990s resulted in moderate negative impacts on labor markets. For example, a 2004 … [Read more...] about How Trade and Training Can Boost Employment in Latin America
Danielle Trachtenberg works in the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. Danielle is a citizen of the United States and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University. Prior to beginning a Ph.D., she spent four years at the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) where she provided analysis to policymakers on trade agreements and other aspects of trade policy. Her research interests are in international trade with a focus on policy-relevant empirical work.