India's specialisation in IT exports: Offshoring can't defy gravity
AbstractIndia’s actual export specialisation in IT services is unrivalled by any comparable country and it is evidence of a strong comparative advantage. This paper finds that India owes its IT specialisation in part to its reliance on offshoring - driven by the supply of well-educated, English-speaking and affordable workers - but also to a shift away from high-tech manufacturing exports. Going forward, India's specialisation on IT and other high-tech exports may decline as rising wages erode one of the reasons for offshoring.
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Date of creation: 15 Nov 2007
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International trade; comparative advantage; offshoring; India;
Other versions of this item:
- Meyer, Thomas, 2007. "India's specialisation in IT exports: Offshoring can't defy gravity," Research Notes 27, Deutsche Bank Research.
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- O33 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
- F1 - International Economics - - Trade
- F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-11-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2007-11-24 (Central & Western Asia)
- NEP-INT-2007-11-24 (International Trade)
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