NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Labor Reallocation in Response to Trade Reform

Naércio Aquino Menezes-Filho, Marc-Andreas Muendler

NBER Working Paper No. 17372
Issued in August 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper is a substantively extended version of the previously circulated CESifo working paper 1936. We thank Pinelopi Goldberg, Lori Kletzer, Adriana Kugler, Nina Pavcnik, Steve Redding, T.N. Srinivasan, and Lars Vilhuber for insightful discussions, and participants at various seminars and conferences for their helpful comments. We thank Paulo Furtado and the Brazilian Ministry of Labor for assistance with RAIS. We thank Alexandre Brandão and Aline Visconti at IBGE for tabulations of PIA, and Mary Amiti and Luis Servén for trade data. Jennifer Poole and Andrea Curi provided superb research assistance. Muendler acknowledges NSF support (SES-0550699) with gratitude. In-depth statistics that complement this paper are available in an online Data Supplement at URL econ.ucsd.edu/muendler/research. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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