Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81529
Authors: 
Davidson, Carl
Heyman, Fredrik
Matusz, Steven
Sjöholm, Fredrik
Chun Zhu, Susan
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 912
Abstract: 
Recent theoretical analysis suggests that a reduction in the cost of exporting increases the degree of assortative matching between workers and firms in export-oriented industries. Changes that reduce the cost of imports have an ambiguous impact on matching. We combine detailed Swedish matched worker-firm data from 1995 – 2005 with tariff data to test these hypotheses. The data cover 94 sectors subject to international competition and includes all firms with at least 20 employees. Our findings strongly support the theoretical predictions.
Subjects: 
Matching
Globalization
Firms
Workers
Multinational Enterprises
International Trade
JEL: 
F14
F16
J20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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