Chinese imports and domestic employment in OECD countries

The recent revival of protectionism has prompted further interests in the domestic employment effects of imports, in particular from China. In a VoxEU column, I and my coauthor Olaf van Vliet examine the association between Chinese imports and domestic employment effects in 17 sectors across 18 OECD countries with diverse labour market institutions. The results indicate that employment fell in sectors that are more exposed to imports from China, especially among low-skilled workers. You can find our open-access research paper here.