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Trade Costs and Job Flows: Evidence from Establishment-Level Data

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  • Jose L. Groizard
  • Priya Ranjan
  • Antonio Rodriguez-Lopez

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Changes in the costs of trading inputs or final goods affect establishment-level job flows. Using a longitudinal database containing the universe of manufacturing establishments in California from 1992 to 2004, we find that a decline in input or final-good trade costs is associated with job destruction in the least productive establishments, job creation in the most productive establishments, and an increase in the death likelihood of the least productive establishments. The evidence is consistent with predictions of models of trade with heterogeneous firms. Additionally, the evidence shows that the effects of input trade costs on establishment-level job flows are larger than the effects of final-good trade costs.

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  • Jose L. Groizard & Priya Ranjan & Antonio Rodriguez-Lopez, 2014. "Trade Costs and Job Flows: Evidence from Establishment-Level Data," CESifo Working Paper Series 4876, CESifo Group Munich.
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    1. Cheng Chen & Wei Tian & Miaojie Yu, "undated". "Outward FDI and Domestic Input Distortions: Evidence from Chinese Firms," Boston University - Department of Economics - The Institute for Economic Development Working Papers Series dp-278, Boston University - Department of Economics.
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    4. Nihar Shembavnekar, 2015. "Tariff Liberalisation, Labour Market Flexibility and Employment: Evidence from India," Working Paper Series 8115, Department of Economics, University of Sussex.
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    Keywords

    heterogeneous firms; job flows; trade costs;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions

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