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AutorIn 1:
Autor, David H.
AutorIn 2:
David Dorn
AutorIn 3:
Gordon H. Hanson
Titel:
The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States
Jahr:
2011
Abstract:
"(...) We analyze the effect of rising Chinese import competition between 1990 and 2007 on local U.S. labor markets, exploiting cross-market variation in import exposure stemming from initial differences in industry specialization while instrumenting for imports using changes in Chinese imports by industry to other high-income countries. Rising exposure increases unemployment, lowers labor force participation, and reduces wages in local labor markets. Conservatively, it explains one-quarter of the contemporaneous aggregate decline in U.S. manufacturing employment. Transfer benefits payments for unemployment, disability, retirement, and healthcare also rise sharply in exposed labor markets. The deadweight loss of financing these transfers is one to two-thirds as large as U.S. gains from trade with China. (...)"
[Trade Flows, Import Competition, Local Labor Markets, China]
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