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In: Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 65, no. 9
Mojca Lindič - Tjaša Bartolj

Untangling the Relationship between Skill Structure, Imports, and Exports: Evidence from Slovenian Matched Employer-Employee Data

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Year, pages: 2017, 787 - 807
Keywords: importing, exporting, skill structure of firms JEL Classification: F14, J24
Article type: Vedecký / Article

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This empirical paper delivers new insights to understanding the linkages between importing and skill upgrading, and importing and exporting. The propensity score matching analysis uses employer-employee panel dataset for Slovenian manufacturing firms. The results show that firms with a better skill structure start importing and later also sustain a higher skill share, compared to non-importing firms. Meanwhile, firms’ skill structure deteriorates after firms stop importing. The study also highlights the importance of importing, serving as a prerequisite before the start of exporting through importing intermediate goods and/or technology, and exposing a different function of intermediate and capital goods in the production process.

This empirical paper delivers new insights to understanding the linkages between importing and skill upgrading, and importing and exporting. The propensity score matching analysis uses employer-employee panel dataset for Slovenian manufacturing firms. The results show that firms with a better skill structure start importing and later also sustain a higher skill share, compared to non-importing firms. Meanwhile, firms’ skill structure deteriorates after firms stop importing. The study also highlights the importance of importing, serving as a prerequisite before the start of exporting through importing intermediate goods and/or technology, and exposing a different function of intermediate and capital goods in the production process.

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Lindič, M., Bartolj, T. 2017. Untangling the Relationship between Skill Structure, Imports, and Exports: Evidence from Slovenian Matched Employer-Employee Data. In Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, vol. 65, no.9, pp. 787-807. ISSN 0013-3035.

APA:
Lindič, M., Bartolj, T. (2017). Untangling the Relationship between Skill Structure, Imports, and Exports: Evidence from Slovenian Matched Employer-Employee Data. Ekonomický časopis/Journal of Economics, 65(9), 787-807. ISSN 0013-3035.