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dc.contributor.authorHarrigan, J.
dc.contributor.authorReshef, A.
dc.contributor.authorToubal, Farid
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-02T12:17:25Z
dc.date.available2021-11-02T12:17:25Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://basepub.dauphine.psl.eu/handle/123456789/22146
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectD24,F16,F60,F66,J23,J24,O52
dc.subjectProductivity
dc.subjectSkill Bias
dc.subjectSkill Augmenting
dc.subjectLabor Demand
dc.subjectOutsourcing
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectR&D
dc.subjectICT
dc.subjectTechies
dc.subject.ddc331en
dc.subject.classificationjelO52en
dc.subject.classificationjelD24en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ24en
dc.subject.classificationjelJ23en
dc.subject.classificationjelF66en
dc.subject.classificationjelF60en
dc.subject.classificationjelF16en
dc.titleTechies, Trade and Skill-Biased Productivity
dc.typeDocument de travail / Working paper
dc.contributor.editoruniversityotherUniversity of Virginia;United States
dc.description.abstractenWe study the impact of firm level choices of ICT, R&D, exporting and importing on the evolution of productivity, its bias towards skilled workers, and the implications for labor demand. We use a novel measure of firm-level technology: firms' employment of workers in occupations related to R&D and ICT adoption, who we call “techies”. We develop a methodology for estimating nested CES production functions at the firm level, which allows us to measure both Hicks-neutral and skill-augmenting technology differences. Using administrative data on French firms we find that techies, exporting and importing raise skill-biased productivity. In contrast, only ICT techies raise Hicks-neutral productivity. On average, higher firm-level skill biased productivity does not affect low-skill employment even as it raises the ratio of skilled to unskilled workers, due to the cost-reducing effect of higher productivity. ICT techies account for large increases in aggregate demand for skill, mostly due to their effect on firm size, less so through within-firm changes. Exporting, importing, and R&D techies have smaller aggregate effects.
dc.publisher.cityWashingtonen
dc.identifier.citationpages70
dc.relation.ispartofseriestitleNBER Working Papers
dc.relation.ispartofseriesnumber25295
dc.identifier.urlsitehttps://www.nber.org/papers/w25295
dc.subject.ddclabelEconomie du travailen
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dc.description.audienceInternational
dc.date.updated2021-12-16T15:10:29Z
hal.identifierhal-03411543
hal.version1
dc.subject.classificationjelHALF.F1.F16en
dc.subject.classificationjelHALF.F6.F66en
dc.subject.classificationjelHALF.F6.F60en
dc.subject.classificationjelHALJ.J2.J23en
dc.subject.classificationjelHALJ.J2.J24en
dc.subject.classificationjelHALD.D2.D24en
dc.subject.classificationjelHALO.O5.O52en
hal.date.transferred2021-11-02T12:17:27Z


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