Trade, wages and productivity

Behrens, Kristian, Mion, Giordano, Murata, Yasada and Sudekum, Jens (2014) Trade, wages and productivity. International Economic Review, 55 (4). pp. 1305-1348. ISSN 0020-6598

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We develop a general equilibrium monopolistic competition model in which wages, productivity, consumption diversity, and markups respond to trade integration. We structurally estimate the model and simulate the impacts of removing all trade barriers generated by the Canada–U.S. border. Firm selection gets tougher by 8.09% in Canada and by 0.80% in the United States. Markups that consumers face, which are central to welfare, fall by up to 12.11% in Canadian provinces and by up to 2.82% in U.S. states. However, changes in markups measured at the firm level are ambiguous, thus providing a different piece of information.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Tahir Beydola
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 12:32
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 12:32
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