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Immigration, offshoring, and American jobs

Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P., Peri, Giovanni and Wright, Gregory (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
Official URL: http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/index.php
Additional Information: © 2013 AEA
Library of Congress subject classification: E History America > E151 United States (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J4 - Particular Labor Markets > J41 - Contracts: Specific Human Capital, Matching Models, Efficiency Wage Models, and Internal Labor Markets
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J61 - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L24 - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures; Technology Licensing
Sets: Departments > Economics
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Funders: Fondazione CRT
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 12:44
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48819/

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