Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Exports, Fair Wages, Firm Heterogeneity, Skill, Technology, Trade Liberalization
Social and Behavioral Sciences
This dissertation investigates the effect of trade liberalization in a trading partner country on labor market outcomes, and the export wage premium. The first chapter studies the impact of trade liberalization in China on the firm-level skilled labor employment share in Korea. The second chapter examines the existence of the export wage premium. The third chapter explores the response of partner-country tariffs on productivity. My findings highlight the importance of partner-country trade liberalization in enhancing firm performance via productivity and share of skilled labor, and the existence of the export wage premium in Korea.
Kapri, Kul Prasad, "TRADE POLICY AND THE LABOR MARKET: EVIDENCE FROM KOREA" (2014). Dissertations - ALL. 52.