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Trefler, Daniel

Works: 40 works in 227 publications in 2 languages and 1,595 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HF1766, 338.45670971
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Most widely held works by Daniel Trefler
The long and short of the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement by Daniel Trefler( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and French and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sorted tale of globalization : white collar jobs and the rise of service offshoring by Runjuan Liu( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We study how the rise of trade in services with China and India has impacted U.S. labour markets. The topic has two understudied aspects: it deals with service trade (most studies deal with manufacturing trade) and it examines the historical first of U.S. workers competing with educated but low-wage foreign workers. Our empirical agenda is made complicated by the endogeneity of service imports and the endogenous sorting of workers across occupations. To develop an estimation framework that deals with these, we imbed a partial equilibrium model of 'trade in tasks' within a general equilibrium model of occupational choice. The model highlights the need to estimate labour market outcomes using changes in the outcomes of individual workers and, in particular, to distinguish workers who switch 'up' from those who switch 'down'. (Switching 'down' means switching to an occupation that pays less on average than the current occupation). We apply these insights to matched CPS data for 1996-2007. The cumulative 10-year impact of rising service imports from China and India has been as follows. (1) Downward and upward occupational switching increased by 17% and 4%, respectively. (2) Transitions to unemployment increased by a large 0.9 percentage points. (3) The earnings of occupational 'stayers' fell by a tiny 2.3%. (4) The earnings impact for occupational switchers is not identified without an assumption about worker sorting. Under the assumption of no worker sorting, downward (upward) switching was associated with an earning change of -13.9% (+12.1%). Under the assumption of worker sorting, there is no statistically significant impact on earnings
Domestic institutions as a source of comparative advantage by Nathan Nunn( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic institutions can have profound effects on international trade. This chapter reviews the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of this insight. Particular attention is paid to contracting institutions and to comparative advantage, where the bulk of the research has been concentrated -- National Bureau of Economic Research web site
Policy responses to the new offshoring : think globally, invest locally by Daniel Trefler( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the issues surrounding outsourcing and offshoring of goods and services. In considering international offshoring, two trends stand out. The first is the rise of China as the world's manufacturer. The second is the rapid growth of traded services involving innovative, technology-intensive processes and employing high-paid white collar workers. Offshoring enables firms to concentrate on core activities and their competiveness. Thus, the paper argues that offshoring is both a threat and an opportunity. Many Canadian firms have yet to recognize the sea change in their sourcing possibilities. Better information about the strategic offshoring option is needed. Offshoring has important policy implications for Canada and other major economies
The rents from trade and coercive institutions : removing the sugar coating by Christian Dippel( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 19th century collapse of world sugar prices should have depressed wages in the British West Indies sugar colonies. It did not. We explain this by showing how lower prices weakened the power of the white planter elite and thus led to an easing of the coercive institutions that depressed wages e.g., institutions that kept land out of the hands of peasants. Using unique data for 14 British West Indies sugar colonies from 1838 to 1913, we examine the impact of the collapse of sugar prices on wages and incarceration rates. We find that in colonies that were poorly suited for sugar cane cultivation (an exogenous colony characteristic), the planter elite declined in power and the institutions they created and supported became less coercive. As a result, wages rose by 20% and incarceration rates per capita were cut in half. In contrast, in colonies that were highly suited for sugar cane there was little change in the power of the planter elite -- as a result, institutions did not change, the market-based mechanisms of standard trade theory were salient, and wages fell by 24%. In short, movements in the terms of trade induced changes in coercive institutions, changes that are central for understanding how the terms of trade affects wages
Endowments, skill-biased technology, and factor prices : a unified approach to trade by Peter M Morrow( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We develop a multi-factor, multi-sector Eaton-Kortum model in order to examine the impact of trade costs, factor endowments, and technology (both Ricardian and factor-augmenting) on factor prices, trade in goods, and trade in the services of primary factors (value-added trade). This framework nests the Heckscher-Ohlin-Vanek (HOV) model and the Vanek factor content of trade prediction. We take the model to the data using skilled and unskilled data for 38 countries. We have two findings. First, the key determinants of international variation in the factor content of trade are endowments and international variation in factor inputs used per dollar of output. Input-usage variation in turn is driven by (1) factor-augmenting international technology differences and (2) international factor price differences. Second, our estimates of factor-augmenting international technology differences -- which imply cross-country variation in skill-biased technologies -- are empirically similar to those used to rationalize cross-country evidence on income differences and directed technical change
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Daniel Trefler Canadees econoom

Daniel Trefler Canadian economist

Daniel Trefler economista canadiense

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English (32)

French (4)