The Politics and Economics of Offshore Outsourcing

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dc.contributor.author Mankiw, N
dc.contributor.author Swagel, Phillip
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-05T19:38:19Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Mankiw, N. Gregory and Phillip Swagel. 2006. The politics and economics of dffshore outsourcing. AEI Working Paper Series. en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2770517
dc.description.abstract This paper reviews the political uproar over offshore outsourcing connected with the release of the Economic Report of the President (ERP) in February 2004, examines the differing ways in which economists and non-economists talk about offshore outsourcing, and assesses the empirical evidence on the importance of offshore outsourcing in accounting for the weak labor market from 2001 to 2004. Even with important gaps in the data, the empirical literature is able to conclude that offshore outsourcing is unlikely to have accounted for a meaningful part of the job losses in the recent downturn or contributed much to the slow labor market rebound. The empirical evidence to date, while still tentative, actually suggests that increased employment in the overseas affiliates of U.S. multinationals is associated with more employment in the U.S. parent rather than less. en
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.3386/w12398 en
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.aei.org/publications/filter.all,pubID.23536/pub_detail.asp en
dash.license LAA
dc.title The Politics and Economics of Offshore Outsourcing en
dash.depositing.author Mankiw, N

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