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The Causal Effects of Exporting on Domestic Workers:A Firm-Level Analysis using Japanese Data

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  • Ayumu Tanaka

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Japan has experienced rapid growth of non-regular workers under the globalization in 2000s. This study seeks to identify the causal effects of exporting on growth of labor and growth of the share of non-regular workers in Japanese manufacturing and wholesale sectors, using an extensive firm-level data. I employ propensity score matching technique and investigate whether firms that start exporting experience higher growth of labor and higher growth of the share of non-regular workers than non-exporters. I find positive effects of exporting on labor growth in manufacturing but I find little evidence for the effects on the share of non-regular workers in both sectors.

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  • Ayumu Tanaka, 2012. "The Causal Effects of Exporting on Domestic Workers:A Firm-Level Analysis using Japanese Data," Discussion papers e-11-009, Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University.
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    1. JINJI Naoto & SAKAMOTO Hiroaki, 2015. "Does Exporting Improve Firms' CO₂ Emissions Intensity and Energy Intensity? Evidence from Japanese manufacturing," Discussion papers 15130, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
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    Keywords

    exporting; non-regular workers; firm heterogeneity;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce

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