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The “China Shock” Revisited

Insights from Value Added Trade Flows

We exploit a decomposition of gross trade flows into their value added components to reassess the relationship between increased imports from China and manufacturing jobs in US local labour markets following the seminal paper of Autor, Dorn, and Hanson (2013, ADH).

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Keywords: value added trade, labor-market adjustment, local labor markets
JEL: R23: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / Household Analysis / Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics; L60: Industrial Organization / Industry Studies: Manufacturing / Industry Studies: Manufacturing: General; F16: International Economics / Trade / Trade and Labor Market Interactions; F14: International Economics / Trade / Empirical Studies of Trade; J23: Labor and Demographic Economics / Demand and Supply of Labor / Labor Demand; E24: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics / Consumption, Saving, Production, Investment, Labor Markets, and Informal Economy / Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity
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