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Trade Reform and Regional Dynamics: Evidence From 25 Years of Brazilian Matched Employer-Employee Data

Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Brian K. Kovak

NBER Working Paper No. 20908
Issued in January 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

This project was supported by an Early Career Research Grant from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The authors would like to thank Peter Arcidiacono, Penny Goldberg, Gustavo Gonzaga, Guilherme Hirata, Joe Hotz, Joan Monras, Enrico Moretti, Nina Pavcnik, Mine Senses, Eric Verhoogen, and seminar and conference participants at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dartmouth, EIIT @ Oregon, FGV-EPGE, George Washington, Hitotsubashi, INSPER, IPEA-RJ, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Keio, Kyoto, MIT, NBER ITI, NBER Summer Institute (Labor Studies and Development), Oregon, Princeton, PUC-Rio, University of Pennsylvania, World Bank, and Yale for helpful comments. Marisol Rodriguez-Chatruc provided excellent research assistance. We thank Data Zoom, developed by the Department of Economics at PUC-Rio, for providing codes for accessing IBGE microdata, and Brooke Helppie-McFall for information on minimum wages in Brazil. Dix-Carneiro thanks Daniel Lederman and the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank for warmly hosting him while part of the paper was written. Remaining errors are our own. 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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