Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228161
Authors: 
Dosi, Giovanni
Virgillito, Maria Enrica
Yu, Xiaodan
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series No. 2020/22
Abstract: 
In this article we focus on the role of exports in Chinese economic development in the era of WTO accession. We address a series of different, although connected, questions. First, do Chinese exporting and non-exporting firms differ in terms of their productivity performance and paid wages? Second, to what extent exporting and non-exporting firms have contributed to the process of convergence and catching-up? Third, does the productivity-wage pass-through differ between exporting and non-exporting firms? Overall our findings downplay the role of exporting firms as both carriers of labour productivity and wage growth for the Chinese economy. In this respect, ''gains from catching-up'' outweigh any ''gain from trade''.
Subjects: 
Export
Wage
Productivity
Trade
Event studies
JEL: 
L6
F16
D24
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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