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Clément IMBERT (University of Warwick) – "Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China"

November 6, 2018 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
The Microeconometrics Seminar: Every Tuesday at 12:15 pm.
Time: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Date: 6 th of November 2018
Place: Room 3001
Clément IMBERT (University of Warwick) – “Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China

Abstract: This paper estimates the causal effect of rural-urban migration on manufacturing firms in China. We exploit agricultural price shocks which generate exogenous variation in rural migration to cities. Using longitudinal data on all large manufacturing establishments between 2001 and 2006, we show that in the year following a migrant inflow labor costs decline and production becomes more labor-intensive. We also find that, within sectors, establishments who expand have lower labor productivity, so that aggregate productivity declines. These effects persist after five years.

joint with Marlon Seror, Yifan Zhang and Yanos Zylberberg.

Laurent DAVEZIES (Laboratoire de Microéconométrie-CREST)
Arne UHLENDORFF (Laboratoire de Microéconométrie-CREST)