The March of the Techies: Technology, Trade, and Job Polarization in France, 1994-2007
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This paper was begun while James Harrigan was a visiting professor in the Department of Economics at Sciences Po in 2012-2013. We thank the Bankard Fund for Political Economy at the University of Virginia, the Research in Paris fund of the Mairie de Paris, Sciences Po, and the iCODE Institute (Idex Paris-Saclay) for support. This research is also supported by a public grant overseen by the French National Research Agency (ANR) as part of the Investissements d'avenir" program (ANR-10-EQPX-17 – Centre d'accès sécurisé aux données – CASD). We thank Francis Kramarz for guidance with the data, David Autor for an insightful conference discussion, and seminar audiences in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bloomington, Cambridge MA, Lausanne, New York, Oslo, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Utrecht, and West Lafayette for helpful comments. Abiy Teshome provided excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.