Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

The Wage Premiums for Exporters and Multinational Enterprises
: Evidence from Japanese Linked Employer-Employee Data

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


July 13, 2015. (Monday) 12:30-14:00


The Wage Premiums for Exporters and Multinational Enterprises: Evidence from Japanese Linked Employer-Employee Data


This study examines wage premiums for exporters, domestically owned multinational enterprises (MNEs), and foreign-owned rms, using Japanese linked employer-employee data. In this study, I employ the Mincer wage equations to investigate the wage premiums. In addition to the standard regression method, I use the quantile regression (QR) technique to reveal the premium in each quantile of the wage distribution. Unlike previous studies, this study jointly examines the premiums for exporters,domestically owned MNEs, and foreign-owned rms and shows that wage premium for foreign rms exists, whereas wage premiums for local exporters and domestically owned MNEs almost disappear, after controlling for plant and worker characteristics. The results from QRs reveal that the foreign wage premium is larger in the higher quantiles of the wage distribution. In contrast, the wage premiums for exporters and domestically owned MNEs are smaller and even negative in higher quantiles.


Ayumu TANAKA (Lecturer, Setsunan University, Osaka, Japan)


Tadashi ITO



Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
KIM, Jiyoung E-mail:Jiyoung_KimE-mail
LEI, Lei E-mail:Lei_LeiE-mail
OSADA, Noriyuki E-mail:Noriyuki_OsadaE-mail