Replication for Trade Liberalization and Wages: Evidence from the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement between Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published: 19 April 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gjn4vhwkxx.1
Yonghong Zhou, xian zheng, Ziqing yuan


This replicate kit can be used to analyze the impact of tariff cuts on workers’ wages in a single labor market by examining the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) trade liberalization, in which China unilaterally eliminated hundreds of tariffs on Hong Kong’s goods in 2004. We use the adoption of the CEPA as an external shock to examine the benefits of FTAs from the perspective of exporters. The basic method of identification involved the difference-in-differences (DID) approach. The data for empirical analysis is based on five Hong Kong censuses from 1996 to 2016. The replication kit contains a data availability statement, detailing the source and accessibility of the data used in the paper, as well as replication instructions. For a more detailed discussion, please see the published articles.