Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mary E. Lovely
Employment, FDI Policy, International Trade, Market Access, Wages
Social and Behavioral Sciences
This thesis is a collection of three empirical essays in international trade and labor economics. The first and second essays develop empirical methodologies to investigate the distributional effect of globalization on labor market outcomes in the United States and China, respectively. The first essay studies the effect of export expansion on U.S. labor market outcomes over the last two decades at the industry level. The second essay connects new economic geography (NEG) model with detailed individual-level data to test theoretical mechanisms linking wages and geographic access to markets in China. The third essay investigates the role of Chinese industrial policy as embodied in its regulation of foreign direct investment, which promotes firm entries and exports of high-technology industries.
Liang, Yang, "Effects of Trade and FDI Policies: Evidence from the U.S. and China" (2018). Dissertations - ALL. 862.