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Indirect effects of trade shocks on Turkish local labor markets

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  • Egger, Peter H.
  • Kaynak, Pinar
  • Zoller-Rydzek, Benedikt

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We analyze the impact of export and import competition on local labor-market outcomes in an emerging economy, namely Turkey. We find that notable adjustments to changes in exports happen at the extensive, per-capita-employment margin and to a much smaller extend at the intensive margins such as hours worked. These changes are mainly driven by direct export exposure of regions (direct effect). We only find very limited and small labor-market effects through import competition.

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  • Egger, Peter H. & Kaynak, Pinar & Zoller-Rydzek, Benedikt, 2020. "Indirect effects of trade shocks on Turkish local labor markets," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:regeco:v:83:y:2020:i:c:s0166046219302170
    DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2020.103537
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    Keywords

    Local labor markets; International trade; Turkey; Export competition;
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    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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