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The effect of import penetration on labor market outcomes in Austrian manufacturing industry

Onaran, Özlem (2008) The effect of import penetration on labor market outcomes in Austrian manufacturing industry. Department of Economics Working Paper Series, 119. Inst. für Volkswirtschaftstheorie und -politik, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

This paper estimates the effects of imports on employment, wages, and the wage share in Austria for the period of 1990-2005 using panel data of manufacturing industry. Imports are disaggregated according to their origin and as final vs. intermediate imports. There is evidence of significant negative effects of imports on employment, wages and the wage share. Particularly workers in high skilled sectors experience negative effects. Offshoring to both Eastern Europe and the developed countries have a negative impact on employment, whereas offshoring to the East has a positive effect on wages, indicating the dominance of scope effects. (author´s abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Austria / import / wage / employment / labor share
Classification Codes: RVK QV 300 ; JEL F29, O52, J23, J30
Divisions: Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 15:35
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 08:48
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1264

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