Adjusting to globalization in Germany / Wolfgang Dauth (University of Würzburg, IAB and IZA), Sebastian Findeisen (University of Mannheim, CEPR and IZA), Jens Suedekum (DICE, CEPR, CESifo and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDauth, Wolfgang ; Findeisen, Sebastian ; Südekum, Jens
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, January 2018
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11299
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We exploit rich worker-establishment data to trace the impact of rising international trade exposure in the job biographies of roughly 2.4 million manufacturing workers in Germany (1990-2010). To profit from export opportunities, workers respond by increased employer switching within industries. Highly skilled workers benefit the most from increased export exposure, consistent with an increase in skill demand. The incidence of import shocks falls mostly on low-skilled workers, as they are not able to adjust as well as medium- and highskilled workers. Imports also destroy rents by workers at high-wage plants who separate from their original firm. We connect our results to the growing theoretical literature on the labor market effects of trade.