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Chor-ching Goh

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March 2007Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland
with Beata S. Javorcik
in Globalization and Poverty, Ann Harrison, editor
February 2005Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland
with Beata Smarzynska Javorcik: w11143
This study examines the impact of Poland's trade liberalization 1994-2001 on the industry wage structure. The liberalization was undertaken in preparation for Poland's accession to the European Union and was more pronounced in industries with larger shares of unskilled labor. Our analysis indicates that a decrease in an industry tariff was associated with higher wages being earned by workers employed in the industry, controlling for worker characteristics and geographic variables. The result is robust to including year and industry fixed effects, controlling for industry-level exports, imports, concentration, stock of foreign direct investment and capital accumulation. The finding is consistent with liberalization increasing competitive pressures, forcing firms to restructure and improve...

Published: Trade Protection and Industry Wage Structure in Poland, Chor-ching Goh, Beata S. Javorcik. in Globalization and Poverty, Harrison. 2007

 
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