Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82042
Authors: 
Munch, Jakob Roland
Rose Skaksen, Jan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
EPRU Working Paper Series 2006-10
Abstract: 
This paper studies the link between a firms 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.
Subjects: 
exports
wages
human capital
rent sharing
matched worker- firm data
JEL: 
J30
F10
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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