Trade, Wages, and Collective Bargaining: Evidence from France

65 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2014

See all articles by Juan Carluccio

Juan Carluccio

Banque de France; Paris School of Economics

Denis Fougère

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE); National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Erwan Gautier

Banque de France - Centre de Recherche

Date Written: July 2014

Abstract

Using a unique French firm-level dataset, we study how international trade affects the wage bargaining process at the firm level. Using instrumental variables techniques, we find that exports shocks have a positive effect on the probability that a firm-level wage agreement is signed, while shocks increasing imports of finished goods have the opposite effect. Exports increase wages for all occupational categories, whereas offshoring has heterogeneous effects. In firms where wage agreements are frequently signed, the export wage premium is larger, and blue-collar workers are protected against the negative impact of offshoring on wages.

Keywords: trade, wages, collective bargaining

JEL Classification: F16, J51, E24

Suggested Citation

Carluccio, Juan and Fougere, Denis and Gautier, Erwan, Trade, Wages, and Collective Bargaining: Evidence from France (July 2014). Banque de France Working Paper No. 498, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2469169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2469169

Juan Carluccio (Contact Author)

Banque de France ( email )

Paris
France

Paris School of Economics ( email )

48 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, 75014 75014
France

Denis Fougere

National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - National School for Statistical and Economic Administration (ENSAE) ( email )

15, Boulevard Adolphie PINARD
92245 Malakoff Cedex
France
+33 1 4117 7713 (Phone)
+33 1 4117 7634 (Fax)

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)

3, rue Michel-Ange
Paris cedex 16, 75794
France

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Erwan Gautier

Banque de France - Centre de Recherche ( email )

31 rue Croix des Petits Champs
75049 Paris Cedex 01
France

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
37
Abstract Views
390
PlumX Metrics