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Trade liberalisation and manufacturing wage premiums: evidence from Thailand

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Abstract


  • This paper investigates trade related industrial wage premiums. The procedure involves (1) estimating industrial wage premiums and (2) linking those estimated wage premiums to trade related variables. Results reveal that (1) in addition to workers’ characteristics, industry characteristics where workers are employed were important in determining the wages for workers, (2) falling output tariffs resulted in increased wage premiums, and (3) an increase in intermediate imports exerted a strong positive influence on wage premiums. Linked employer and employee micro data may provide further insights which are currently not available.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Jayanthakumaran, K., Sangkaew, P. & O'Brien, M. (2013). Trade liberalisation and manufacturing wage premiums: evidence from Thailand. Journal of Asian Economics, 29 15-23.

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  • 2-s2.0-84884296179

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1225&context=buspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/223

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Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 23

Volume


  • 29

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • This paper investigates trade related industrial wage premiums. The procedure involves (1) estimating industrial wage premiums and (2) linking those estimated wage premiums to trade related variables. Results reveal that (1) in addition to workers’ characteristics, industry characteristics where workers are employed were important in determining the wages for workers, (2) falling output tariffs resulted in increased wage premiums, and (3) an increase in intermediate imports exerted a strong positive influence on wage premiums. Linked employer and employee micro data may provide further insights which are currently not available.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Jayanthakumaran, K., Sangkaew, P. & O'Brien, M. (2013). Trade liberalisation and manufacturing wage premiums: evidence from Thailand. Journal of Asian Economics, 29 15-23.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84884296179

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1225&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/223

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 15

End Page


  • 23

Volume


  • 29

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands