近日，我院戴觅副教授与新加坡国立大学黄炜，香港中文大学张轶凡的合作论文“How Do Households Adjust to Tariff Liberalization: Evidence from China’s WTO Accession”被发展经济学国际顶级期刊Journal of Development Economics 接受发表。
This paper investigates how households adjust to local labor market shocks caused by import tariff liberalization in China. Exploiting regional variation in the exposure to tariff cuts resulting from the WTO accession, we find that regions that initially specialized in industries facing larger tariff cuts experienced relatively larger wage declines. Households responded to the shock in several ways, including more female and old household members working, more young adults co-residing with parents, and households saving less. These findings suggest an insurance role of households against trade-induced labor market shocks.