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Employment Effects of Service Offshoring: Evidence from Matched Firms

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  • Rosario Crinò

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This paper studies the effects of service offshoring on the level and skill composition of domestic employment, using a rich data set of Italian firms and propensity score matching techniques. The results show that service offshoring has no effect on the level of employment but changes its composition in favor of high skilled workers.

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Paper provided by Barcelona Graduate School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 417.

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Date of creation: Dec 2009
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Keywords: service offshoring; employment; skills; propensity score matching; sensitivity analysis;

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  7. Rosario Crinò, 2009. "Service Offshoring and White-Collar Employment," Working Papers 391, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.
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  1. Wei, Xuan & Meng, Xianwei & Thornsbury, Suzanne, 2013. "A Structural Estimation of the Employment Effects of Offshoring in the U.S. Labor Market," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 151278, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Crinò, Rosario, 2012. "Imported inputs and skill upgrading," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(6), pages 957-969.
  3. Elisa Borghi & Rosario Crinò, 2013. "Service offshoring and wages: worker-level evidence from Italy," LIUC Papers in Economics 264, Cattaneo University (LIUC).
  4. Wei, Xuan & Meng, Xianwei, 2013. "A Structural Estimation of the Employment Effects of Offshoring in the U.S. Labor Market," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150730, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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