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Replication data for: Exports, Export Destinations, and Skills

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  • Brambilla, Irene
  • Lederman, Daniel
  • Porto, Guido
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  • Abstract

    This paper explores the links between exports, export destinations, and skill utilization. We identify two mechanisms behind these links: differences across destinations in quality valuation and in exporting required services, activities that are intensive in skilled labor. Depending on the characteristics of the source country (income, language), the theories suggest a skill-bias in export destinations. We test the theory using a panel of Argentine manufacturing firms. We find that Argentine firms exporting to high-income countries hired more skilled workers than other exporters and domestic firms. Instead, we cannot identify any causal effect of exporting per se on skill utilization. (JEL F14, F16, J24, L60, O14, O19)
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.7.3406 (Text)
  • Brambilla, Irene, Daniel Lederman, and Guido Porto. “Exports, Export Destinations, and Skills.” American Economic Review 102, no. 7 (December 2012): 3406–38.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.102.7.3406 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Brambilla, Irene; Lederman, Daniel; Porto, Guido (2012): Replication data for: Exports, Export Destinations, and Skills. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.