DP11289 The impact of trade shocks on collective wage bargaining agreements

Author(s): Juan Carluccio, Denis Fougère, Erwan Gautier
Publication Date: May 2016
Keyword(s): collective bargaining, exports, offshoring
JEL(s): F16, J52
Programme Areas: Labour Economics, International Trade and Regional Economics
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We study the impact of international trade on firm-level wage bargaining using a unique administrative firm-level dataset for French manufacturing. Exports have a positive effect on the probability of signing firm-level wage agreements, while offshoring has no significant effect. Results are consistent with the predictions of rent-sharing models of the export wage-premium.