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East European Trade and the Austrian Labour Market

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  • Aiginger, Karl
  • Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf
  • Zweimüller, Josef

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Recent years have seen a major structural break in trade relations between West European countries and the former Eastern bloc. Austria experienced a disproportionately large bilateral trade creation with these countries. In this paper we take a closer look at the impact this trade growth has had on the Austrian labour market. To differentiate as far as possible between different segments of the labour market, we concentrate on unemployment experience and wage growth for a panel of individual workers in Austrian industry. The results show rather small employment effects, the impact on wage growth is more pronounced with interesting modifications for mobile and immobile workers.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1168.

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Date of creation: May 1995
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1168

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Keywords: CEEC Trade; Unemployment; Wage Growth;

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  1. Özlem Onaran, 2008. "The Effects of Globalization on Wages, Employment, and Wage Share in Austria," Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - WuG, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, vol. 34(3), pages 337-360.
  2. Egger, Peter & Pfaffermayr, Michael & Weber, Andrea, 2003. "Sectoral Adjustment of Employment: The Impact of Outsourcing and Trade at the Micro Level," IZA Discussion Papers 921, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Özlem Onaran, 2008. "The effect of foreign affiliate employment on wages, employment, and the wage share in Austria," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp118, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.
  4. Lücke, Matthias, 1997. "European trade with lower-income countries and the relative wages of the unskilled: an exploratory analysis for West Germany and the UK," Kiel Working Papers 819, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  5. Edin, Per-Anders & Fredriksson, Peter & Lundborg, Per, 2000. "Trade, Earnings, and Mobility - Swedish Evidence," Working Paper Series 163, Trade Union Institute for Economic Research.
  6. Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf & Zweimüller, Josef, 1996. "Immigration, Trade, and Austrian Unemployment," CEPR Discussion Papers 1346, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  7. Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 1998. "East-West Trade and Migration: The Austro-German Case," IZA Discussion Papers 2, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  8. Hofer, Helmut & Huber, Peter, 2001. "Wage and Mobility Effects of Trade and Migration on the Austrian Labour Market," Economics Series 97, Institute for Advanced Studies.
  9. Wilfried Altzinger, 1996. "Beschäftigungseffekte des österreichischen Osthandels," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp034, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.
  10. Josef Zuckerstätter, 1997. "Der Einfluss des Außenhandels auf den Arbeitsmarkt," Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - WuG, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, vol. 23(3), pages 309-338.
  11. Michael Pfaffermayr & Peter Egger & Andrea Weber, 2007. "Sectoral adjustment of employment to shifts in outsourcing and trade: evidence from a dynamic fixed effects multinomial logit model," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 22(3), pages 559-580.
  12. Özlem Onaran, 2008. "The effect of import penetration on labor market outcomes in Austrian manufacturing industry," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp119, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.

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