Liberalized Trade and Worker-Firm Matching
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AbstractRecent theoretical analysis suggests that a reduction in the cost of exporting increases the degree of assortative matching between workers and firms in export-oriented industries. Changes that reduce the cost of imports have an ambiguous impact on matching. We combine detailed Swedish matched worker-firm data from 1995-2005 with tariff data to test these hypotheses. The data cover 94 sectors subject to international competition and include all firms with at least 20 employees. Our findings strongly support the theoretical predictions.
CitationDavidson, Carl, Fredrik Heyman, Steven Matusz, Fredrik Sjöholm, and Susan Chun Zhu. 2012. "Liberalized Trade and Worker-Firm Matching." American Economic Review, 102 (3): 429-34. DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.3.429
- F16 Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J41 Labor Contracts