Trade liberalization and the wage skill premium: Evidence from Indonesia

Mary Amiti, Lisa Ann Cameron

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the effect of reducing import tariffs on intermediate inputs and final goods on the wage skill premium within firms in Indonesia - a country with a high share of unskilled workers. We present a new finding that reducing input tariffs reduces the wage skill premium within firms that import their intermediate inputs. However, we do not find significant effects from reducing tariffs on final goods on the wage skill premium within firms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277 - 287
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of International Economics
Volume87
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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