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TBTs, Firm Organization and Labour Structure

Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Lionel Fontagné (), Gianluca Orefice (), Giovanni Pica and Anna Rosso ()

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Abstract: This paper investigates the effects on firms' occupational structure of shocks induced by the introduction of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBTs) in importing countries. We rely on the Specific Trade Concern (STC) data released by the WTO to identify trade-restrictive TBT measures, combined with matched employer-employee data for the population of French exporters over the period 1995-2010, and with information on the list of product-destinations served by each French exporter. Controlling for time-invariant firm/occupation effects and for time-varying sector/occupation shocks, IV estimates show that exporters respond to increased complexity associated with restrictive TBTs at destination by raising the share of managers at the expense of blue collars, white collars and professionals. This evidence is consistent with the growing literature exploring how firms organize their workforce composition in presence of exogenous (foreign) shocks; and it is also related to the well-beaten literature on the labour market effects of trade.

Keywords: Skill Composition; Labor Demand; Job Polarization; Trade Barriers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F13 F14 J53 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-10
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