Wage Effects of Trade Reform with Endogenous Worker Mobility
NBER Working Paper No. 17256
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Our special thanks to Paulo Furtado de Castro for help with the RAIS and SECEX data, to Marc-Andreas Muendler for sharing three-firm random aggregates from the PIA data, and to the Department of Economics and Academic Computing Services at the University of California, San Diego for assistance with data access. For helpful comments and suggestions, we are grateful to John Abowd, David Atkin, Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Laura Chioda, Tito Cordella, Ana Fernandes, Elhanan Helpman, David Hummels, Hiau Looi Kee, Brian Kovak, Julia Lane, Daniel Lederman, Xuepeng Liu, Rodney Ludema, William Maloney, Marcelo Olarreaga, Moritz Ritter, and to workshop participants at American University, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University, IPEA-Rio, Stanford University, Temple University, the University of Oregon, the World Bank Research Department, Yale University, as well as to participants at various conferences. Pravin Krishna and Jennifer Poole were visiting scholars in the International Trade Division of the Development Research Group of the World Bank while work on this paper was conducted and acknowledge the funding support of the World Bank-executed Multi-Donor Trust Fund on Trade. Earlier versions of this paper were circulated under the title “Trade Liberalization, Firm Heterogeneity, and Wages: New Evidence from Matched Employer-Employee Data.” The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.