Trade, technology and skills: Evidence from Turkish microdata


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MESCHİ E., TAYMAZ E. , VİVARELLİ M.

LABOUR ECONOMICS, vol.18, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.labeco.2011.07.001
  • Title of Journal : LABOUR ECONOMICS
  • Keywords: Globalisation, Technology transfer, Skills, Panel data, GMM-SYS, DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, WAGE INEQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT SPILLOVERS, RELATIVE WAGES, PANEL-DATA, DEMAND, LABOR, GLOBALIZATION, INNOVATION, COMPUTERS

Abstract

In this paper we report evidence on the relationship between trade openness, technology adoption and the relative demand for skilled labour in the Turkish manufacturing sector, using firm-level data over the period 1980-2001. In a dynamic panel data setting, using a unique database comprising data from 17,462 firms, we estimate an augmented cost share equation whereby the wage bill share of skilled workers in a given firm is related to international exposure and technology adoption.