LABOUR ECONOMICS, vol.18, 2011 (SSCI)
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Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
Globalisation, Technology transfer, Skills, Panel data, GMM-SYS, DEVELOPING-COUNTRIES, WAGE INEQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT SPILLOVERS, RELATIVE WAGES, PANEL-DATA, DEMAND, LABOR, GLOBALIZATION, INNOVATION, COMPUTERS
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
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.