PhD defence: Friedrich Bergmann

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Friedrich Bergmann has submitted his thesis entitled: Essays on International Trade

 
Mandag, 15 juni, 2020 - 12:00 to 14:00

The increase in segmentation of international production and the increase in participation of developing countries in international production have been two distinctive features of globalization in the last decades. This evolution has potentially wide-ranging consequences for individuals, firms and aggregate economies. This Ph.D. thesis investigates different aspects of globalization. The first chapter studies how vertical integration of multinational business groups affects productivity spillovers to domestic firms. Using a rich data set of European manufacturing firms, we show that the investment strategy of multinational business groups is indeed relevant for backward productivity spillovers. The second chapter studies how automation of production affects offshoring to high and low- and middle income countries. Using Danish register data we show that automation increases offshoring on the extensive and intensive margin. The third chapter uses Danish custom data to study the effect of international trade shocks on the skill intensity of firms and the upskilling of workers through additional training.

Primary Supervisor:
Professor mso Dario Pozzoli
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Associate Professor David Jinkins
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Fane Naja Groes (Chair)
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Associate Professor Roger Bandick
Department of Economics
Linköping University

Associate Professor Anna Maria Pinna
Department of Economics
University of Cagliari

The thesis is available here 

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Sidst opdateret: Communications // 29/06/2020