The paper compares the relevance of the local institutional and political environment for the labour market careers of refugees in the province of Quebec, Canada and the region of Brussels, Belgium. It identifies the following challenges in both cases: a lack of consideration for refugees’ vulnerability in labour market support; institutional complexity; and financial and managerial constraints.
Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and ANU, Glyn Wittwer, Victoria University, Melbourne.
Trade policy modelling typically focuses on effects of tariff changes on product markets. Yet in practice those are small relative to effects of changes in real incomes and real exchange rates as a consequence of a trade agreement.