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|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics, International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=11289|
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.