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Immigration, Offshoring, and American Jobs

Ottaviano, GIP and Peri, G and Wright, GC (2013) 'Immigration, Offshoring, and American Jobs.' American Economic Review, 103 (5). pp. 1925-1959. ISSN 0002-8282

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Abstract

Following Grossman and Rossi-Hansberg (2008) we present a model in which tasks of varying complexity are matched to workers of varying skill in order to develop and test predictions regarding the effects of immigration and offshoring on US native-born workers. We find that immigrant and native-born workers do not compete much due to the fact that they tend to perform tasks at opposite ends of the task complexity spectrum, with offshore workers performing the tasks in the middle. An effect of offshoring and a positive effect of immigration on native-born employment suggest that immigration and offshoring improve industry efficiency.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:35
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/8277

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