The effect of foreign competition on UK employment and wages: Evidence from firm-level panel data

Jozef Konings, Hylke Vandenbussche

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Abstract

The Effect of Foreign Competition on UK Employment and Wages: Evidence from Firm-Level Panel Data. -This paper contributes to the sparse empirical literature on the effects of foreign competition on domestic employment and wages. The authors estimate a structural labour demand equation on UK firm-level panel data between 1982 and 1989 and several wage equations. When they restrict the sample to the manufacturing sector only, they find for the unionized firms that foreign competition has a negative effect on both wages and on employment. However, when UK manufacturing firms face only a few rivals, foreign competition has a positive effect on wages, but no effect on employment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-672
Number of pages18
JournalWeltwirtschaftliches Archiv
Volume131
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1995

Keywords

  • F00
  • F20
  • J23
  • J30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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