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Job creation, job destruction and firms’ international trade involvement

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  • Mauro Pisu

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    (National Bank of Belgium, Research Department)

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    One of the most important predictions made in recent international trade literature based on heterogeneous firms concerns the within-industry job reallocation from firms not involved in international markets to those that are. This paper quantifies the extent of this reallocation using a dataset of Belgian manufacturing firms from 1998 to 2004 providing information on their international trading activities. The results suggest that, at three-digit industry levels, the shifts in employment between firms having different trading status account for 6 to 30 percent of total job reallocation. This effect is stronger for large than for small firms.

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    Length: 46 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2008
    Handle: RePEc:nbb:reswpp:200803-17
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