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Replication data for: When the Floodgates Open: "Northern" Firms' Response to Removal of Trade Quotas on Chinese Goods

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Utar, Hale
Publication Date
2013-12-31
Description
  • Abstract

    Using the dismantling of the Multi-fibre Arrangement quotas on Chinese textile products in conjunction with China's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), within firms adjustments to intensified low-wage competition is analyzed. Employing Danish employer-employee matched data covering from 1995 to 2007, the analysis shows a significant change in the workforce composition of firms in response to heightened competition. Competition is found to negatively affect employment, value-added, and intangible assets of the Danish firms, and firms refocus away from products, where China's competitive advantage becomes higher. The results show an important role of the distributional impact of low-wage competition within firms in restructuring the industry.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/app.6.4.226 (Text)
Publications
  • Utar, Hale. “When the Floodgates Open: ‘Northern’ Firms’ Response to Removal of Trade Quotas on Chinese Goods.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 6, no. 4 (October 2014): 226–50. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.6.4.226.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.6.4.226 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Utar, Hale (2013): Replication data for: When the Floodgates Open: "Northern" Firms' Response to Removal of Trade Quotas on Chinese Goods. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. http://doi.org/10.3886/E113907