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Does Service Offshoring Lead to Job Losses?

Mary Amiti and Shang-Jin Wei

in International Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780226709598
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226709604 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226709604.003.0008
Does Service Offshoring Lead to Job Losses?

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This chapter investigates whether service offshoring or international outsourcing of services lead to job losses, using evidence from the U.S. It evaluates the employment effect of service offshoring for the United States during the period 1992 to 2000 and the results shows that service offshoring has no significant effect on employment when manufacturing industries are aggregated to ninety-six industries. This chapter suggests a number of possible avenues for future research, including improvements in data collection at the firm level and extending the measure of service offshoring beyond the year 2000.

Keywords: service offshoring; international outsourcing; job losses; manufacturing industries; employment; data collection

Chapter.  6971 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Economics

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