17.06.2020 - 14:25
IN-EAST Forum Lecture by Lei Li
Skill-biased Imports, Human Capital Accumulation, and the Allocation of Talent | Wed, June 17, 2020, 10–12 h s.t. | Online Forum
Prof. Lei Li, PhD is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Mannheim.
This paper proposes that imported capital goods, which embody skill-complementary technologies, can encourage human capital accumulation and migration in China. There are three main findings.
Firstly, the regional difference in capital goods imports can explain 27 percent of the regional difference in college share between 2000 and 2010. Secondly, this paper quantifies the importance of the three channels, namely skill acquisition of local stayers, immigration of skilled workers, and emigration of skilled workers, through which capital goods imports increase college share. I find that the first channel is the most important. Thirdly, I trace out the responses of skill supply to the demand shift. I find that capital goods imports increase college wage premium and the effect attenuates over time with the increase in skill supply.
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