Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department or Program



Dr. AKM Mahbub Morshed


In the recent debate over the impact of trade opening on unemployment, it has been argued that openness will lead to an increase in unemployment or a decrease in unemployment. This study examines the impact of trade opening on unemployment by using linear regression model. Using the data from 89 countries in year 1994 and 2005. I found the evidence that trade has negative relationship on unemployment in both year 1994 and 2005. One unit increases in openness leads to decrease around one percent in unemployment. Also, the different time periods did not play the important role on the impact of trade opening on unemployment.