Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33936
Authors: 
Munch, Jakob Roland
Rose Skaksen, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2409
Abstract: 
This paper studies the link between a firm's education level, export performance and wages of its workers. We argue that firms may escape intense competition in international markets by using high skilled workers to differentiate their products. This story is consistent with our empirical results. Using a very rich matched worker-firm longitudinal dataset we find that firms with high export intensities pay higher wages. However, an interaction term between export intensity and skill intensity has a positive impact on wages and it absorbs the direct effect of the export intensity. That is, we find an export wage premium, but it accrues to workers in firms with high skill intensities.
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Working Paper

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