EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China

Clément Imbert, Marlon Seror, Yanos Zylberberg () and Yifan Zhang
Additional contact information
Marlon Seror: University of Bristol, DIAL, Institut Convergences Migrations
Yifan Zhang: University of Bristol, CESifo, the Alan Turing Institute

CAGE Online Working Paper Series from Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

Abstract: How does rural-urban migration shape urban production in developing countries? We use longitudinal data on Chinese manufacturing firms between 2001 and 2006, and exploit exogenous variation in rural-urban migration induced by agricultural price shocks for identification. We find that, when immigration increases, manufacturing production becomes more labor-intensive in the short run. In the longer run, firms innovate less, move away from capital-intensive technologies, and adopt final products that use low-skilled labor more intensively. We develop a model with endogenous technological choice, which rationalizes these findings, and we estimate the effect of migration on factor productivity and factor allocation across firms. JEL Classification: D24 ; J23 ; J61 ; O15

Date: 2020
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cna and nep-tra
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/c ... /460-2020_imbert.pdf

Related works:
Working Paper: Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (2018) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cge:wacage:460

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in CAGE Online Working Paper Series from Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Jane Snape ().

 
Page updated 2021-10-14
Handle: RePEc:cge:wacage:460