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Published by Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in London .
Written in English


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StatementCaroline Dinwiddy and Francis Teal.
SeriesWorking paper / Department of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London -- no.15
ContributionsTeal, F. J.
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Open LibraryOL20496687M

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ANALYSIS IN THE DUAL ECONOMY' By DAVID NEWBERY DIXIT () has recently criticized earlier models of the dual economy for failing to specify fully the relationship between the two sectors. He argues that a general equilibrium approach is required if the interdepen-dence between the supply price of labour and the intersectoral terms of. The traditional sector also enters into non-agricultural activities; market wages and the shadow price of labour could be different because of taxes which may be influenced by the elasticity of marketed surplus. In any case, Dixit does not give much emphasis to the agricultural sector in his earlier model.   European Economic Review 25 () North-Holland SHADOW PRICING OF LABOUR AND CAPITAL IN AN ECONOMY WITH UNEMPLOYED LABOUR M. MARCHAND, J. MINTZ and P. PESTIEAU* CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium Received November , final version received March This paper derives the shadow prices of labour and capita: to be used ii: the Cited by:   The earlier dual economy models failed to specify the precise relationship between two sectors (Dixit , ). It is contended that to take care of the interdependence between terms of trade and supply price of labour, a general equilibrium analysis may be necessary.

Optimum taxation and shadow pricing in a developing economy (Inglês) Resumo. This paper analyzes the determinants of optimal tax and investment policies in a developing country and investigates how those policies shold respond to a sustained rise in the price of imported intermediate inputs such as oil. Thus, overtime hours might be considered. The $ has the same meaning for each hour of polishing time, and in each case the observations assume that the sales price per unit remains unchanged. The range of hours over which the shadow prices of $ and $ for grinding and polishing hours are valid can be found as follows: 1.   The British economist W. Arthur Lewis wrote an influential paper on the ‘dual economy’ in He observed that in many developing economies (usually a former colonial country) that the economy was split into these different two segments. The bulk of the economy was a labour intensive agricultural sector producing primary products. The shadow economy is an indicator of a serious deficit of legitimacy in the rules governing official economic activities and in a weakness in the social order. The exit option to the shadow economy is an important means of securing economic and social freedom and of weakening the reach of .

economy as a whole. As a result the shadow-price of labor is often set at zero which suggests that the employment benefits are equivalent to the wage bill2. This paper presents estimates of the private and social opportunity cost of the labor employed in a tuna cannery in . A shadow price is a monetary value assigned to currently unknowable or difficult-to-calculate costs in the absence of correct market prices. It is based on the willingness to pay principle – the most accurate measure of the value of a good or service is what people are willing to give up in order to get it.   In the study of economics, shadow prices are most often used in cost-benefit analyses in which some elements or variables cannot be otherwise quantified by a market price. In order to fully analyze the situation, each variable must be assigned a value, but it is important to note that the calculation of shadow prices in this context is an. The relevance of the dual economy model: a case study of Thailand (English) Abstract. A dual labor market, in which the wage rate in one sector of the economy exceeds the marginal productivity of labor in another, has been a prominent feature in many models of economic development.