The Impact of China's Imports on European Union Industrial Employment

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Martina Basarac Sertić

Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Anita Čeh Časni

University of Zagreb - Faculty of Economics & Business

Valentina Vučković

University of Zagreb

Date Written: January 2017

Abstract

As the EU's biggest supplier of imported goods and a second trading partner, China has become an increasingly important actor on the global economic scene. This paper reports new evidence through analyzing whether the EU labour market is affected by exposure to imports from China. Drawing on a panel dataset of 27 EU countries, over the 2003–2013 period, and using the pooled mean group estimator, the results show that imports from China have a negative effect on industrial employment. This result holds separately for the all analyzed categories: all products, manufactured products as well as for the sub‐groups.

Keywords: Imports, employment, European Union, China, dynamic panel model

Suggested Citation

Basarac Sertić, Martina and Čeh Časni, Anita and Vučković, Valentina, The Impact of China's Imports on European Union Industrial Employment (January 2017). Economics of Transition, Vol. 25, Issue 1, pp. 91-109, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2893976 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecot.12113

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Valentina Vučković

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