Skill Upgrading and Exports

24 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2013

Date Written: July 12, 2013

Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of international trade on the relative demand for skilled workers in Italian local labor markets. We find that exports cause a sizable skill upgrading in the labor force by increasing the average level of education of the workforce and the share of white-collars workers.

Keywords: international trade, labor demand, schooling, skill composition

JEL Classification: F12, J23, J24

Suggested Citation

Accetturo, Antonio and Bugamelli, Matteo and Lamorgese, Andrea Roberto, Skill Upgrading and Exports (July 12, 2013). Bank of Italy Temi di Discussione (Working Paper) No. 919, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2293857 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2293857

Antonio Accetturo (Contact Author)

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Matteo Bugamelli

Bank of Italy ( email )

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Rome, 00184
Italy

Andrea Roberto Lamorgese

Bank of Italy ( email )

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Italy
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