Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26333
Authors: 
Daveri, Francesco
Jona-Lasinio, Cecilia
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper 2288
Abstract: 
We study the relation between the off-shoring of intermediates and services and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries in 1995-2003. Our results indicate that the off-shoring of intermediates within the same industry (“narrow off-shoring”) is beneficial for productivity growth, while the off-shoring of services is not. We also find that the way in which off-shoring is measured may matter considerably. The positive relation between off-shoring of intermediates and productivity growth is there with our direct measures based on input-output data but disappears when either a broad measure or the Feenstra-Hanson off-shoring measure employed in other studies are used instead.
Subjects: 
offshoring
productivity
growth
Italy
manufacturing
decline
JEL: 
F16
F23
O4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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