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Project Citation: 

Imbert, Clément, Seror, Marlon, Zhang, Yifan, and Zylberberg, Yanos. Data and Code for: Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2022. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-07-05.

Project Description

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This project provides data and code used in the article "Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China"

Abstract: How does rural-urban migration shape urban production in developing countries? We use longitudinal data on Chinese manufacturing firms between 2000 and 2006, and exploit exogenous variation in rural-urban migration induced by agricultural income shocks for identification. We find that, when immigration increases, manufacturing production becomes more labor-intensive and productivity declines. We investigate the reorganization of production using patent applications and product information. We show that rural-urban migration induces both labor-oriented technological change and the adoption of labor intensive product varieties.

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms firms; internal migration; China; technological change; product choice
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      D24 Production; Cost; Capital; Capital, Total Factor, and Multifactor Productivity; Capacity
      J23 Labor Demand
      J61 Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
      O14 Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
      O15 Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage China
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 2000 – 2005
Universe:  View help for Universe Above-scale manufacturing firms in China


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