Liberalized Trade and Worker-Firm Matching
AbstractRecent theoretical analysis suggests that a reduction in the cost of exporting increases the degree of assortative matching between workers and firms in export-oriented industries. Changes that reduce the cost of imports have an ambiguous impact on matching. We combine detailed Swedish matched worker-firm data from 1995 – 2005 with tariff data to test these hypotheses. The data cover 94 sectors subject to international competition and includes all firms with at least 20 employees. Our findings strongly support the theoretical predictions.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Lund University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2012:3.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: 30 Jan 2012
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Matching; Globalization; Firms; Workers; Multinational Enterprises; International Trade;
Other versions of this item:
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
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