Virtual Institute Teaching Material on Trade and Gender

Volume 2
Empirical analysis of the trade and gender links

Virtual Institute Teaching Material on Trade and Gender - Volume 2: Empirical analysis of the trade and gender linksVolume 2 focuses on methodologies and data for quantitative analysis of the link between trade and gender.

It first explains the methodology used in the microeconomic approach which analyzes the gender effects of trade policies and shocks using household survey data. It then introduces the macroeconomic approach which examines the link between trade openness and gender outcomes in terms of improving women’s economic, political and social status. It concludes with a review of the methodologies used to analyze the effects of trade on gender at the sectoral level, i.e. the effects on women engaged in specific sectors and industries of the economy.

A literature review and the intuition are provided for each of the methodologies, together with hands-on applications explaining step by step how to replicate the estimations from selected studies on trade and gender.

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Volume 2 is targeted at economists with basic training and some experience in applied research and analysis. More specifically, on the economics side, a basic knowledge of international trade theory and policy is required, while on the empirical side, the prerequisite is familiarity with work on databases and the use of Stata (10 and above) software.

Before extracting Stata do-files and datasets please read and follow the instructions contained in "How to use the application files."