Offshoring of medium-skill jobs, polarization, and productivity effect

implications for wages and low-skill unemployment

We examine the effects of endogenous offshoring on cost-efficiency, wages and unemployment in a taskassignment model with skill heterogeneity. Exact conditions for the following insights are derived. The distributional effect of offshoring (high-) low-skill-intensive tasks is similar to (unskilled-)...

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Main Author: Vallizadeh, Ehsan
Muysken, Joan
Ziesemer, Thomas
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Maastricht UNU‐MERIT [u.a.] 2015
Data of publication: 2015
Series: UNU-MERIT working paper series
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: ECONIS
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