Wessel Vermeulen, Newcastle University - May 27, 2019
May 27, 2019
Wessel Vermeulen, Newcastle University will present a seminar at 10:30 AM in Arts 807
Seminar Title: Manufacturing in a Natural Resource Based Economy: Evidence from Canadian Plants
This study investigates the eﬀects of an oil boom on ﬁrms’ performance using data from the Canadian Annual Survey of Manufactures. We exploit the time variation of the booming sector activity in the oil-producing area with the location of manufacturing plants. We hypothesize that the eﬀect of the booming sector on plants depends on their spatial proximity, which allows us to create an exogenous treatment variable. The outcome variables include plant-level wages, employment, sales, and exports. We ﬁnd that the eﬀect of the booming sector on the incidence of exporting varies greatly by plant-level productivity. More productive plants become more likely to export relative to less productive plants. They can do so by paying a higher wage, while employment grows less than plants that serve only the domestic market. We ﬁnd that initial productivity and plants’ ability to export provides an important diﬀerentiation in average plants eﬀects. In particular, while there is a great variety in the eﬀect by sector, a clear linkage with the resource industry is not observed.
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