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A Complete Characterization of the Distributional Effects of International Outsourcing in the Heckscher-Ohlin Model

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  • Hartmut Egger
  • Josef Falkinger

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This paper determines the distributional effects of international outsourcing in a two sector Heckscher-Ohlin type model. It is shown that the factor-biased and the sector-biased impact of international outsourcing discussed in the literature can be seen as special cases of the more general characterization presented in this paper. Concerning the welfare implications of international outsourcing, the main finding is that a Pareto-improvement cannot be excluded from a theoretical point of view.

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  • Hartmut Egger & Josef Falkinger, 2001. "A Complete Characterization of the Distributional Effects of International Outsourcing in the Heckscher-Ohlin Model," CESifo Working Paper Series 573, CESifo Group Munich.
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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. Arndt, Sven W., 1997. "Globalization and the open economy," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 71-79.
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    1. Richard Frensch & Jan Hanousek & Evžen Kocenda, 2012. "Incomplete specialization and offshoring across Europe," FIW Working Paper series 091, FIW.
    2. Richard Frensch, 2010. "European trade in parts and components : searching (for a trade model for searching) for offshoring evidence," Working Papers 280, Leibniz Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies).
    3. Lo Turco, Alessia & Maggioni, Daniela & Picchio, Matteo, 2013. "Offshoring and job stability: Evidence from Italian manufacturing," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 27-46.
    4. Carmen DÌaz Mora & Rosario Gandoy Juste, "undated". "Estrategias de fragmentaciÛn de la producciÛn: Una realidad en la industria espanola?," Studies on the Spanish Economy 180, FEDEA.
    5. Hartmut Egger & Peter Egger, 2002. "How international outsourcing drives up Eastern European wages," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 138(1), pages 83-96, March.
    6. Egger, Hartmut & Egger, Peter, 2001. "Cross-border sourcing and outward processing in EU manufacturing," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 12(3), pages 243-256, November.

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