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Trade Reform and Regional Dynamics: Evidence From 25 Years of Brazilian Matched Employer-Employee Data

From Rafael Dix-Carneiro and Brian Kovak: We empirically study the dynamics of labor market adjustment following the Brazilian trade reform of the 1990s. We use variation in industry-specific tariff cuts interacted with initial regional industry mix to measure trade-induced local labor … Continue reading

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Immigrants Equilibrate Local Labor Markets: Evidence from the Great Recession

From Brian Cadena and Brian Kovak: This paper demonstrates that low-skilled Mexican-born immigrants’ location choices in the U.S. respond strongly to changes in local labor demand, and that this geo- graphic elasticity helps equalize spatial differences in labor market outcomes for … Continue reading

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