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Multinational production and choice of technologies: New evidence on skill-biased technological change from China

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  • Li, Ben

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This paper compares the productivity of factors in multinational subsidiaries across parent sources. I find that the productivity of skilled labor is higher in developed-economy subsidiaries than in emerging-economy ones, while the productivity of unskilled labor shows no such difference.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 108 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 181-183

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:108:y:2010:i:2:p:181-183

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Keywords: Skill-biased technological change FDI Multinational subsidiary Productivity;

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  1. David H. Autor & Lawrence F. Katz & Alan B. Krueger, 1997. "Computing Inequality: Have Computers Changed the Labor Market?," NBER Working Papers 5956, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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  1. Shahid Yusuf, 2012. "From Technological Catch-up to Innovation : The Future of China’s GDP Growth," World Bank Other Operational Studies 12781, The World Bank.

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