by Lourenco Senne Paz, Syracuse University
I Am Oz Speaker: Winona LaDuke
Former vice presidential candidate, sustainability and women's rights activist and co-founder of Honor the Earth, Winona LaDuke will speak about Honor the Earth's work, including its opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Part of SUNY Oswego's I Am Oz Diversity Speaker Series. Free, including parking, but ticket required. General public can obtain tickets starting March 20, at the Marano Campus Center box office or by calling 315-312-3073. Talk to begin at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m. 315-312-5483.
Location: Ballroom, Sheldon Hall
Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Theatre performance: "X: A New Play by Marcus Gardley"
Directed by Ian Belknap. The assassination of Malcolm X—both the story we think we know and details seldom shared—brought vividly and lyrically to life. $20 ($5 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in the Culkin Hall lot (E-6) and nearby lot E-18. 315-312-4581. theactingcompany.org.
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. LeMoyne
Location: Romney Tennis Courts
Tuesday, March 28, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Women's Softball vs. Buffalo State
Location: Laker Softball Field
Friday, March 31, 3 p.m. - 6 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.