Exports and Wage Premia : Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data ∗

@inproceedings{Fas2009ExportsAW,
  title={Exports and Wage Premia : Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data ∗},
  author={Judith A. Fŕıas and David J. Kaplan and Eric A. Verhoogen},
  year={2009}
}
This paper draws on a new combination of employer-employee and plant-level data from Mexico to investigate the relationship between exports and wage premia, defined as wages above what workers would receive elsewhere in the labor market. We first use detailed information on individual workers’ wage histories to decompose plant-level average wages into a component reflecting skill composition and a component reflecting wage premia. Our estimating procedure allows for changes in the return to… CONTINUE READING
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