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Firm Heterogeneity, Jobs, and International Trade: Evidence from Chile


  • James Levinsohn


This paper is about jobs and international trade. It is about what researchers can learn of the relationship between the two using firm-level data. It is about the particular experience of Chile following a broad trade liberalization and spanning significant macroeconomic contraction and expansion. Finally, this paper is about discerning patterns in the data that might later influence how international economists model the interaction between international trade and employment.

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  • James Levinsohn, 1996. "Firm Heterogeneity, Jobs, and International Trade: Evidence from Chile," NBER Working Papers 5808, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:5808
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    1. Nina Pavcnik, 2002. "Trade Liberalization, Exit, and Productivity Improvements: Evidence from Chilean Plants," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 69(1), pages 245-276.
    2. Jorge Friedman & Nanno Mulder & Sebastián Faúndez & Esteban Pérez Caldentey & Carlos Yévenes & Mario Velásquez & Fernando Baizán & Gerhard Reinecke, 2011. "Openness, Wage Gaps and Unions in Chile: A Micro Econometric Analysis," OECD Trade Policy Papers 134, OECD Publishing.
    3. Olga M. Fuentes & Simon Gilchrist, 2005. "Skill-biased Technology Adoption: Evidence for the Chilean manufacturing sector," Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series WP2005-045, Boston University - Department of Economics.
    4. Marion Jansen & Alessandro Turrini, 2004. "Job Creation, Job Destruction, and the International Division of Labor," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 12(3), pages 476-494, August.
    5. Levinsohn, James, 1999. "Employment responses to international liberalization in Chile," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(2), pages 321-344, April.
    6. Evans, Lewis & Richardson, Martin, 2002. "Trade Reform in New Zealand: Unilateralism at Work," Working Paper Series 3934, Victoria University of Wellington, The New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation.

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    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade


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