by Lourenco Senne Paz, Syracuse University
Concert: Tiempo Libre
Three-time Grammy-nominated Afro-Caribbean music group Tiempo Libre is equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs, festival stages and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is celebrated for its sophisticated tropical music featuring a mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. $20 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking. tickets.oswego.edu. 315-312-2141.
Location: Hewitt Union ballroom
Tuesday, Sept 19, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Year of India Opening Ceremony
Event celebrating the Institute for Global Engagement's Year of India series. Keynote speaker is Dr. Satish Tripathi, president of the University at Buffalo. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/parking. email@example.com.
Location: Room 114, Marano Campus Center
Wednesday, Sept 20, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. New Paltz
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Friday, Sept 22, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Women's tennis vs. Fredonia
Saturday, Sept 23, noon - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept 19, 4:01 p.m. - 4:01 p.m.
The impact of international trade on wages received substantial attention in the last decades. But only recently, the specific effects of exporting status on wage inequality have been investigated in detail. This paper exploits the large and unexpected 1999 Brazilian exchange rate devaluation to identify the effects of exporting on manufacturing firm-level wages. We use Brazilian employer-employee linked data containing detailed information about workers and firms. Our findings indicate that this export shock increased the average wage paid by the more productive firms. Most of this wage increase took the form of a larger wage premium, but increased sorting of workers also played a significant role. Our results support models featuring market access induced skill upgrade and non-neoclassical labor markets. Further scrutiny at the occupation-firm level indicates that white collar occupations' wage increases were solely due to wage premium variation. Skilled blue collar workers also exhibited wage gains, but these gains came in equal shares from increased wage premium and worker sorting. Unskilled blue collar workers had no wage increase. Although export shock affected the wage premium for almost all occupations, in stark contrast with some theoretical models, the skill upgrade happened only for skilled blue-collar occupation.