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Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Plant closure and trade with China

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Project Start

July 2019

End of Project

December 2020


The project investigates the influence of international trade on the labor market. In particular, we investigate the influence of increasing trade with China on plant exit in Germany. For this purpose, we use administrative establishment data, which allows us to better identify plant exits. We show at the plant level that increasing imports from China are associated with a higher probability of leaving the market. For exports to China, the picture is reversed. Furthermore, we investigate how these results differ for different groups of plants.