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The Brexit vote and labour demand: evidence from online job postings

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This paper uses high frequency data on the universe of job adverts posted online in the UK to study the impact of the trade uncertainty caused by the Brexit referendum on labour demand. We develop measures of industry and regional exposure to the threat of poten tial most-favoured-nation (MFN) tariffs if the UK were to leave the EU without a trade deal. We show that industries and regions more exposed to the tariff threat differentially reduced online hiring in the period after the referendum...

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Oxford
Series:
Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series
Article number:
878
Publication date:
2019-08-01
ISSN:
1471-0498
Paper number:
878
Language:
English
Pubs id:
1230249
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2022-01-06

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