Exporting and labor demand: Micro-level evidence from Germany
Andreas Peichl () and
Sebastian Siegloch ()
No 14-013, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
It is widely believed that globalization affects the extent of employment and wage responses to economic shocks. To provide evidence for this, we analyze the effect of firms' exporting behavior on the elasticity of labor demand. Using rich, German administrative linked employer-employee panel data from 1996 to 2008, we explicitly control for self-selection into exporting and endogeneity concerns. In line with our theoretical model, we find that exporting at both the intensive and extensive margins significantly increases the (absolute value of the) unconditional own-wage labor demand elasticity. This is not only true for the average worker, but also for different skill groups. For the median firm, the elasticity is three-quarters higher when comparing exporting to nonexporting firms.
Keywords: trade; export; labor demand; wage elasticity; administrative microdata (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F16 F66 J23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Exporting and labour demand: Micro-level evidence from Germany (2017)
Journal Article: Exporting and labour demand: Micro‐level evidence from Germany (2017)
Working Paper: Exporting and Labor Demand: Micro-level Evidence from Germany (2014)
Working Paper: Exporting and Labor Demand: Micro-Level Evidence from Germany (2013)
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