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Job creation, job destruction and firms’ international trade involvement

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  • Mauro Pisu

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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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  • Mauro Pisu, 2008. "Job creation, job destruction and firms’ international trade involvement," Working Paper Research 130, National Bank of Belgium.
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    1. Ch. Piette & M. Pisu, 2008. "Gross job flows and firms’ international activities," Economic Review, National Bank of Belgium, issue ii, pages 39-53, June.

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    Keywords

    Heterogeneous firms; Job reallocation; Imports; Exports; FDI;

    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs

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