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Essays on the threat effects of foreign direct investment on labor markets


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This dissertation explores the impact of the “threat effects” of foreign direct investment on labor markets in the United States. In this context, the term “threat effect” refers to the use by employers of the implicit or explicit threat that they will move all or part of their production to a different location, even if they do not actually do so. Some economists have argued that increased capital mobility, by making such threats more credible, enhances the bargaining power of employers relative to workers through this threat effect channel. Using game theoretic and econometric analysis I found that the threat effect of capital mobility exerts a large and statistically significant negative influence on wages.

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Subject
Economics;
Labor economics;
Effects;
Studies;
Foreign investment;
Labor market
Classification
0501: Economics
0510: Labor economics
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Foreign direct investment; Globalization; Labor markets; Threat effects
Title
Essays on the threat effects of foreign direct investment on labor markets
Author
Choi, Minsik
Number of pages
112
Publication year
2002
Degree date
2002
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 63/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780493714813, 0493714812
Advisor
Epstein, Gerald
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3056211
ProQuest document ID
275656419
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/275656419
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