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Immigrant Workers, Firm Export Performance and Import Competition

Léa Marchal () and Giulia Sabbadini ()
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Léa Marchal: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, https://leamarchal.fr/
Giulia Sabbadini: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies - The Geneva Graduate Institute

Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne

Abstract: This paper investigate whether the employment of immigrant workers affects the performance of firms in their export markets when they are facing an increase in import competition. Exploiting the surge of Chinese imports following its accession to the World Trade Organization and using a sample of French manufacturing exporters from 2002 to 2015, we find that an increase in the growth rate of Chinese imports in a market has a negative effect on both the survival probability of firms and the growth rate of sales on that market. This negative effect on firm performance is mitigated by the employment of immigrant workers

Keywords: Firm; Heterogeneity; Immigrant workers; Import competition; Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F14 F16 F22 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2021-03
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