Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/144343
Authors: 
Pisu, Mauro
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Research 130
Abstract: 
One of the most important predictions made in recent international trade literature based on heterogeneous firms concerns the within-industry job reallocation from firms not involved in international markets to those that are. This paper quantifies the extent of this reallocation using a dataset of Belgian manufacturing firms from 1998 to 2004 providing information on their international trading activities. The results suggest that, at three-digit industry levels, the shifts in employment between firms having different trading status account for 6 to 30 percent of total job reallocation. This effect is stronger for large than for small firms.
Subjects: 
Heterogeneous firms
Job reallocation
Imports
Exports
FDI
JEL: 
F16
J63
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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