Johns Hopkins University, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of International Economics in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, USA
International trade, globalization, wages
PhD Economics, University of Michigan, 2005
“The effects of wrongful discharge protection on foreign multinationals: Evidence from transaction level data.” Canadian Journal of Economics 49:1 (2016) 111–146 (with I. T. Kandilov).
“Importing, exporting and firm-level employment volatility.” Journal of International Economics 98 (2016): 160–175 (with C. J. Kurz).
“Wage effects of trade reform with endogenous worker mobility.” Journal of International Economics 93:2 (2014): 239–252 (with P. Krishna and J. Poole).
“International trade and labor income risk in the United States.” Review of Economic Studies 81:1 (2014): 186–218 (with P. Krishna).
“Trade, labor market frictions, and residual wage inequality across worker groups.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 102:3 (2012): 417–423 (with P. Krishna and J. Poole).
International trade and economic insecurity
Trade can increase economic insecurity for some workers while increasing stability for othersMine Z. Senses, May 2017Whether or not international trade exposes workers to economic insecurity depends on the nature of the trade exposure of the firm, or industry, in which the worker is employed. Import-competing industries experience higher levels of risk to workers’ incomes and employment, while firms that import intermediate production stages (“offshoring”) display bigger employment responses to small changes in workers’ wages, and are more likely to shut down home factories. But offshoring also helps firms weather economic shocks. Offshoring firms are more likely to survive and provide greater employment stability to their workers.MoreLess