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Import Competition and Labor Productivity: Evidence from Swedish manufacturing during 1998 - 2008
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study employs industry-level panel data to estimate the effects of import competition on the labor productivity of Swedish manufacturing during 1998–2008 and to determine how this relationship is affected by the price-cost margin.

The study results show that the import competition effect on labor productivity is positive, whereas the labor productivity of firms with higher price-cost margin is relatively less affected by import competition. Specifically, imports from high-income countries have significant positive effects on labor productivity, whereas those from middle-income countries have weak negative effects. No explicit relationship was found in the case of low-income countries. Domestic industries with low price-cost margin and industries confronted with imports from mainly high-income countries raise their labor productivity to deal with unexpected higher imports in the short term.

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2013. , 21 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-31144OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-31144DiVA: diva2:654094
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Nationalekonomi
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Available from: 2014-07-03 Created: 2013-10-07 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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