Examining the export wage premium in developing countries

Depetris Chauvin, Nicolas (Haute école de gestion de Genève, HES-SO // Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale) ; Brambilla, Irene (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Departamento de Economia, Argentina) ; Porto, Guido (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Departamento de Economia, Argentina)

There are arguably potential wage gains from exports in developing countries. Export markets bring about opportunities for firms and successful exporting firms translate some of the benefits of exports to workers via employment and wage premia. Using comparable data for 61 developing and low-income countries, we document the prevalence of the export wage premia worldwide. With an extensive litterature review, we identify four major drivers of the wage premia: exporting firms hire more skilled workers, utilize more sophisticated machines, buy higher quality material inputs and are more productive than non-exporting firms. Our empirical analysis confirms the worldwide prevalence of these mechanisms and, furthermore, establishes a strong link to the estimated wage premia.


Type d'article:
scientifique
Ecole:
HEG-GE
Institut:
Centre de Recherche Appliquée en Gestion
Classification:
Économie/gestion
Date:
2016
Pagination:
pp.1-43
Titre du document hôte:
Review of international economics
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