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Endogenous Skill Acquisition and Export Manufacturing in Mexico

David Atkin

NBER Working Paper No. 18266
Issued in August 2012

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Special thanks to David Kaplan and ITAM for computing and making available the IMSS Municipality level employment data. Thanks to Angus Deaton, Penny Goldberg and Gene Grossman for guidance and encouragement throughout. Further thanks to Joe Altonji, Treb Allen, Chris Blattman, Richard Chiburis, Dave Donaldson, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Leonardo Iacovone, Amit Khandelwal, Fabian Lange, Adriana Lleras-Muney, Marc Melitz, Mushfiq Mobarak, Marc-Andreas Muendler, Hannah Pitt, Guido Porto, Nancy Qian, Jesse Rothstein, Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, Eric Verhoogen and numerous seminar participants for their useful comments. Financial aid from the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars at Princeton University is gratefully acknowledged. Any errors contained in the paper are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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