Job creation, job destruction and firms’ international trade involvement
AbstractOne of the most important predictions made in recent international trade literature based on heterogeneous firms concerns the within-industry job reallocation from firms not involved in international markets to those that are. This paper quantifies the extent of this reallocation using a dataset of Belgian manufacturing firms from 1998 to 2004 providing information on their international trading activities. The results suggest that, at three-digit industry levels, the shifts in employment between firms having different trading status account for 6 to 30 percent of total job reallocation. This effect is stronger for large than for small firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Bank of Belgium in its series Working Paper Research with number 130.
Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Heterogeneous firms; Job reallocation; Imports; Exports; FDI;
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- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
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