Sectoral Adjustment of Employment: The Impact of Outsourcing and Trade at the Micro Level

31 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2003

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Peter H. Egger

Ifo Institute for Economic Research - International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment; Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research

Michael Pfaffermayr

University of Innsbruck - Department of Economics; Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Andrea Weber

Vienna University of Economics and Business; Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: November 2003

Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of trade and outsourcing on the transition probabilities of employment between sectors, using a dynamic multinomial logit framework with fixed effects. The data contain individual Austrian male workers over the period 1988-2001. Our results strongly support the view that international economic forces are important determinants of labor market turnover. Increases in imports, terms of trade and, especially, in the outsourcing share negatively affect the probability of staying in or changing into the manufacturing sector, even more so for industries with a comparative disadvantage.

Keywords: labor market turnover, outsourcing, dynamic discrete choice, fixed effects panel estimation

JEL Classification: F16, J63, C23, C25

Suggested Citation

Egger, Peter H. and Pfaffermayr, Michael and Weber, Andrea Michaela, Sectoral Adjustment of Employment: The Impact of Outsourcing and Trade at the Micro Level (November 2003). IZA Discussion Paper No. 921. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=469841

Peter H. Egger

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