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Liberalized Trade and Worker-Firm Matching

Davidson, Carl; Heyman, Fredrik; Matusz, Steven; Sjöholm, Fredrik LU and Zhu, Susan (2012) In The American Economic Review 102(3). p.429-434
Abstract
Recent 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 includes all firms with at least 20 employees. Our findings strongly support the theoretical predictions.
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Matching, Globalization, Firms, Workers, Multinational Enterprises, International Trade
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The American Economic Review
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102
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429 - 434
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American Economic Association
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0002-8282
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10.1257/aer.102.3.429
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English
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The data cover 94 sectors subject to international competition and includes all firms with at least 20 employees. Our findings strongly support the theoretical predictions.},
  author       = {Davidson, Carl and Heyman, Fredrik and Matusz, Steven and Sjöholm, Fredrik and Zhu, Susan},
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  publisher    = {American Economic Association},
  series       = {The American Economic Review},
  title        = {Liberalized Trade and Worker-Firm Matching},
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  volume       = {102},
  year         = {2012},
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