Essays on International Economics

Ziho Park
1. Using data on a near-universe of US establishments from 1991 to 2007, I show that US businesses adapt to rising trade exposure from China along several margins. First, manufacturers of “directly exposed” products experiencing high import growth from China tend to become importers and retail-wholesalers by 2007, consistent with offshoring of products that are similar to those that they produced on their own. Manufacturers in “downstream” industries that buy from directly exposed industries tend...
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