Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20425
Authors: 
Wagner, Joachim
Schnabel, Claus
Schank, Thorsten
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1185
Abstract: 
18 studies using data from 20 highly developed, developing, and less developed countries document that average wages in exporting firms are higher than in non-exporting firms from the same industry and region. The existence of these so-called exporter wage premia is one of the stylized facts found in the emerging literature on the microeconometrics of international trade. This paper uses a large and rich set of linked employer-employee data from Germany to demonstrate that these premia vanish when individual characteristics of the employees and of the work place are controlled for.
Subjects: 
exports
wages
exporter wage premia
linked employer-employee data
Germany
JEL: 
F10
D21
L60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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