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Replication data for: Skill Dispersion and Trade Flows

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bombardini, Matilde
  • Gallipoli, Giovanni
  • Pupato, Germán
Publication Date
2012-05-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Is skill dispersion a source of comparative advantage? In this paper we use microdata from the International Adult Literacy Survey to show that the effect of skill dispersion on trade flows is quantitatively similar to that of the aggregate endowment of human capital. In particular we investigate, and find support for, the hypothesis that countries with a more dispersed skill distribution specialize in industries characterized by lower complementarity of workers' skills. The result is robust to the introduction of controls for alternative sources of comparative advantage, as well as to alternative measures of industry-level skill complementarity. (JEL F14, F16, J24, J31)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.5.2327 (Text)
Publications
  • Bombardini, Matilde, Giovanni Gallipoli, and Germán Pupato. “Skill Dispersion and Trade Flows.” American Economic Review 102, no. 5 (August 2012): 2327–48. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.102.5.2327.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.102.5.2327 (DOI)

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Bombardini, Matilde; Gallipoli, Giovanni; Pupato, Germán (2012): Replication data for: Skill Dispersion and Trade Flows. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112549V1