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International Outsourcing and the Skill--Specific Wage Bill in Eastern Europe

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  • Peter Egger

    (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

  • Robert Stehrer

    (WIIW, Austria)

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This paper analyses the effects of international fragmentation in terms of intermediate goods trade on the dynamics of the skilled--to--unskilled labour wage bill ratio in 14 manufacturing industries of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Both intermediate goods exports and imports of the CEEC exhibit a positive impact on the wage bill ratio. Since 1993, intermediate goods trade with the EU alone has accounted for a considerable reduction of the predicted annual change in the skilled--to--unskilled wage bill ratio in the three CEEC. Copyright Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2003

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Volume (Year): 26 (2003)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 61-72

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  1. Özlem Onaran & Engelbert Stockhammer, 2006. "The effect of FDI and foreign trade on wages in the Central and Eastern European Countries in the post-transition era: A sectoral analysis," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp094, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.
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  3. Parteka, Aleksandra & Wolszczak-Derlacz, Joanna, 2013. "Integrated Sectors - Diversified Earnings: The (Missing) Impact of Offshoring on Wages and Wage Convergence in the EU27," Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Working Paper Series qt3tm2935j, Institute of Industrial Relations, UC Berkeley.
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  13. Hajnalka Tarjani, 2005. "Estimating some labour market implications of skill biased technology change and imports in Hungary," IEHAS Discussion Papers 0508, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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