2016

Global Engagement, Complex Tasks and the Distribution of Occupational Employment

Reprint No. 2016:34

Author(s): Carl Davidson, Fredrik Heyman, Steven Matusz, Fredrik Sjöholm and Susan Chun ZhuYear: 2016 Title: Review of International Economics Volume (No.): 24 (4) Pages: 717–736
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We construct a task-based model of the firm's choice of occupational inputs to examine how that choice varies with greater global engagement. We assume that more complex tasks are more costly to complete. Within the structure of our model, firms skew employment toward occupations engaged in more complex tasks. Moreover, the distribution of employment is more skewed for more globalized firms, while it is less skewed for larger firms. These results are consistent with our previous empirical finding.


Reference:
Davidson, Carl, Fredrik Heyman, Steven Matusz, Fredrik Sjöholm och Susan Chun Zhu (2016), "Global Engagement, Complex Tasks and the Distribution of Occupational Employment". Review of International Economics 24(4), 717–736.

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