Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28146
Authors: 
Schank, Thorsten
Schnabel, Claus
Wagner, Joachim
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
University of Lüneburg working paper series in economics 28
Abstract: 
Many plant-level studies find that average wages in exporting firms are higher than in non-exporting firms from the same industry and region. This paper uses a large set of linked employer-employee data from Germany to analyze this exporter wage premium. We show that the wage differential becomes smaller but does not completely vanish when observable and unobservable characteristics of the employees and of the workplace are controlled for. For example, blue-collar (white-collar) employees working in a plant with an export-sales ratio of 60 percent earn about 1.8 (0.9) percent more than similar employees in otherwise identical nonexporting plants.
JEL: 
F10
D21
L60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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