Services Input Intensity and US Manufacturing Employment: Responses to the China Shock

25 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2017

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Omar Bamieh

European University Institute

Matteo Fiorini

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Bernard Hoekman

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Adam Jakubik

European University Institute

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Date Written: July 2017

Abstract

We present evidence that the negative effect of the China shock on US manufacturing employment is lower for industries that use services inputs more intensively. Different potential mechanisms for this finding are analyzed. This reveals significant heterogeneity across different types of services and their potential role in affecting labor demand and supply responses to greater import competition.

Keywords: Manufacturing Employment, China Shock, Import Competition, Servicification, Services

JEL Classification: F16; L8

Suggested Citation

Bamieh, Omar and Fiorini, Matteo and Hoekman, Bernard and Jakubik, Adam, Services Input Intensity and US Manufacturing Employment: Responses to the China Shock (July 2017). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2017/39, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3009628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3009628

Omar Bamieh (Contact Author)

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Matteo Fiorini

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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Bernard Hoekman

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Adam Jakubik

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