Research 

The Other Side of the Coin: The Effects of Anti-Dumping Duties on Brazilian Firms and Workers.

Abstract

Most of the anti-dumping (AD) literature has studied the effects of AD duties on the domestic market of the country imposing the duties. This project, on the other hand, estimate the effects of these duties on the Brazilian firm's employment level, export revenue and average wages from 1986 to 2001. To account for selection into AD, I employ a propensity score and mixed panels methodology to find that AD duties decrease the employment level and average wages of the targeted firms by 20% and that they forced exporting firms out the country imposing the duties. Finally, I find weakly positive effects on the export revenue for exporting firms that stay in the market after the AD duties are imposed.

End of trade: Brazilian exports under Anti-Dumping

Abstract

This paper studies the effects of Antidumping (AD) duties imposed on Brazilian firms during the period of 1989 to 2001. By conducting a survival analysis methodology, I find that these duties increase the risk of targeted products to exit their destination market in 33% during the investigation phase and after final AD duties are imposed, the risk of exiting the market increase in an extra 10%. In the majority of cases, AD duties completely terminate the trade relation between the firm and the imposing country. I also find that AD duties are set on larger firms and on products that are less likely to leave the market if no duties were imposed. The level of observation of this study relies on observing country of destination-firm-product specific relation between the export data and the AD investigation. 

Work in Progress

How agglomeration economies affect firm productivity in Brazil?.

Abstract

The paper propose that wage differentials between cities play a crucial role in Brazilian workers' decisions to locate in larger urban centers as opposed to smaller ones. While extensive empirical research on this topic exists for developed countries, the lack of comparable data for developing nations has limited research in this context. I use administrative Brazilian employer-employee matched dataset between 1986 to 2016 to answer that question.