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The impact of foreign outsourcing on wage inequality in US manufacturing: New evidence


  • Yamashita, Nobuaki


Re-examining the impact of foreign outsourcing on wage inequality in US manufacturing with a new methodology shows that increased parts and components imports from developing countries tended to increase wage inequality but imports from developed countries had no such effect.

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  • Yamashita, Nobuaki, 2010. "The impact of foreign outsourcing on wage inequality in US manufacturing: New evidence," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 107(1), pages 46-48, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:1:p:46-48

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    1. Feenstra, Robert C & Hanson, Gordon H, 1996. "Globalization, Outsourcing, and Wage Inequality," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(2), pages 240-245, May.
    2. Helleiner, Gerald K, 1973. "Manufactured Exports from Less-Developed Countries and Multinational Firms," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 83(329), pages 21-47, March.
    3. Alexander Hijzen & Holger Görg & Robert C. Hine, 2005. "International Outsourcing and the Skill Structure of Labour Demand in the United Kingdom," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 115(506), pages 860-878, October.
    4. Hummels, David & Ishii, Jun & Yi, Kei-Mu, 2001. "The nature and growth of vertical specialization in world trade," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 75-96, June.
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    1. Yue Gao & John Whalley, 2013. "Heterogeneous Firms in a Product Fragmentation World," CESifo Working Paper Series 4229, CESifo Group Munich.


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