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#1Shushanik Hakobyan (IMF: International Monetary Fund)H-Index: 5
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#1Pierre Brochu (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 6
#1Pierre BrochuH-Index: 1
Last. Christopher Worswick (Carleton University)H-Index: 19
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The goal of our paper is to better understand the economic implications of Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) programs as well as comprehend the underlying reasons for the rapid expansion of the number of TFWs hired by employers under the Canadian program brought to light in 2014. We present an efficiency wage model that allows for the possibility that a firm, unable to find a worker after advertising for a period of time, may hire a TFW at the advertised wage. Due to the assumed lower outside optio...
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#1Kozo Kiyota (Keio: Keio University)H-Index: 16
#2Toshiyuki Matsuura (Keio: Keio University)H-Index: 12
Last. Yoshio HiguchiH-Index: 1
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This paper examines the theoretically ambiguous relationship between the volatility of employment growth and the foreign exposure of a firm. We use unique firm-level data for Japan for the period 1994-2012, which allow us to examine the differences between 1) multinational firms, trading firms, and nontrading firms; 2) manufacturing and wholesale and retail trade; and 3) intrafirm and interfirm trade. One of the major findings is that, in manufacturing, the effect of exports on the volatility of...
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#1Eddy Bekkers (World Trade Organization)H-Index: 5
#1Eddy BekkersH-Index: 1
Last. Miriam ManchinH-Index: 15
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While the literature on traded goods prices emphasizes final goods prices and related consumer theory to explain variation in goods prices with importer characteristics, trade in intermediates actually constitutes about two-thirds of total trade. We propose a mechanism for explaining variations in the prices of intermediates as a function of importer characteristics, wherein production is vulnerable to failure and the probability of failure declines in the quality of intermediates. Higher wages ...
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#1Michele Baggio (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 3
#2Alberto Chong (GSU: Georgia State University)H-Index: 32
Last. Sungoh KwonH-Index: 1
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We use retail scanner data on purchases of alcoholic beverages across US counties for 2006-2015 to study the link between medical marijuana laws (MMLs) and alcohol consumption. To do this we first exploit differences in the timing of marijuana laws among states and find that they are substitutes. We show that unlike traditional national-level analysis, focusing on contiguous border county-pairs provides unbiased estimates of the effect of MMLs on alcohol sales. Specifically, counties located in ...
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#1William P. Rogerson (NU: Northwestern University)H-Index: 22
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#1Erik Alencar de Figueiredo (UFPB: Federal University of Paraíba)H-Index: 6
#2Luiz Renato Lima (UT: University of Tennessee)H-Index: 12
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This paper examines the economic effects of existing private property rights on First Nations’ reserves. We focus on three forms of land tenure regimes: lawful possession, designated land, and permits. These land regimes have been used to create individual land holdings, and grant, secure and transferable, rights of use of reserve land to band and non-band members. Using confidential Census micro-data and rich administrative data, we find evidence of improvements in home ownership and housing co...
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