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Trade, technology and skills: Evidence from Turkish microdata

  • Meschi, Elena
  • Taymaz, Erol
  • Vivarelli, Marco

In this paper we report evidence on the relationship between trade openness, technology adoption and the relative demand for skilled labour in the Turkish manufacturing sector, using firm-level data over the period 1980–2001. In a dynamic panel data setting, using a unique database comprising data from 17,462 firms, we estimate an augmented cost share equation whereby the wage bill share of skilled workers in a given firm is related to international exposure and technology adoption.

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Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): S1 ()
Pages: S60-S70

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