Data and Code for: Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China (Code)

  • Clément Imbert (Creator)
  • Marlon Seror (Creator)
  • Yifan Zhang (Creator)
  • Yanos Zylberberg (Creator)



This project provides data and code used in the article "Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China" Abstract: How does rural-urban migration shape urban production in developing countries? We use longitudinal data on Chinese manufacturing firms between 2000 and 2006, and exploit exogenous variation in rural-urban migration induced by agricultural income shocks for identification. We find that, when immigration increases, manufacturing production becomes more labor-intensive and productivity declines. We investigate the reorganization of production using patent applications and product information. We show that rural-urban migration induces both labor-oriented technological change and the adoption of labor intensive product varieties.
Date made available5 Jul 2022
PublisherICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Date of data production1 Jan 2000 - 31 Dec 2005
Geographical coverageChina

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