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2017 | 65 | 9 | 787 – 807
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UNTANGLING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SKILL STRUCTURE, IMPORTS, AND EXPORTS: EVIDENCE FROM SLOVENIAN MATCHED EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE DATA

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This empirical paper delivers new insights to understanding the linkages between importing and skill upgrading, and importing and exporting. The propensity score matching analysis uses employer-employee panel dataset for Slovenian manufacturing firms. The results show that firms with a better skill structure start importing and later also sustain a higher skill share, compared to non-importing firms. Meanwhile, firms’ skill structure deteriorates after firms stop importing. The study also highlights the importance of importing, serving as a prerequisite before the start of exporting through importing intermediate goods and/or technology, and exposing a different function of intermediate and capital goods in the production process.
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  • Bank of Slovenia, Slovenska 35, 1505 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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