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Services Input Intensity and US Manufacturing Employment Responses to the China Shock

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  • Bamieh, Omar
  • Fiorini, Matteo
  • Hoekman, Bernard
  • Jakubik, Adam

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We present evidence that the negative effect of the China shock on US manufacturing employment is lower for industries that use services inputs more intensively. Different potential mechanisms for this finding are analyzed. This reveals significant heterogeneity across different types of services and their potential role in affecting labor demand and supply responses to greater import competition.

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  • Bamieh, Omar & Fiorini, Matteo & Hoekman, Bernard & Jakubik, Adam, 2017. "Services Input Intensity and US Manufacturing Employment Responses to the China Shock," CEPR Discussion Papers 12173, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Fiorini, Matteo & Hoekman, Bernard & Malgouyres, Clément, 2016. "Services Policy Reform and Manufacturing Employment: Evidence from Transition Economies," CEPR Discussion Papers 11694, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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    Keywords

    China shock; import competition; Manufacturing employment; services input use; servicification;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services

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