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Import competition, employment and wage in US manufacturing: new evidence from multivariate panel cointegration analysis

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This paper examines whether employment and wages in the US manufacturing sector exhibit any long-run relationship with import competition. The results based on a multivariate panel cointegration analysis of observations on 12 two-digit SIC manufacturing industries over the period from the third quarter of 1982 to the fourth quarter of 1992 indicate that US manufacturing employment does not bear a long-run relationship with import competition but manufacturing wage does. While the long-run correlation between import price and manufacturing wage is found to be sector sensitive panel estimation reveals a highly significant negative correlation between import price and manufacturing wage.

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  • Avik Chakrabarti, 2003. "Import competition, employment and wage in US manufacturing: new evidence from multivariate panel cointegration analysis," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(13), pages 1445-1449.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:35:y:2003:i:13:p:1445-1449
    DOI: 10.1080/0003684032000095389
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    1. Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Chakrabarti, Avik, 2005. "Openness, size, and the saving-investment relationship," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 283-293, September.
    2. Abdulnasser Hatemi-J & Manuchehr Irandoust, 2006. "The response of industry employment to exchange rate shocks: evidence from panel cointegration," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(4), pages 415-421.

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