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 offshoring 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 offshoring 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 offshoring measure employed in other studies are used instead.

Daveri, F., Jona Lasinio, C., Offshoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries, <<CESIFO ECONOMIC STUDIES>>, 2008; 54 (3): 414-450 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/71271]

Offshoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries

Daveri, Francesco;
2008

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 offshoring 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 offshoring 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 offshoring measure employed in other studies are used instead.
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Daveri, F., Jona Lasinio, C., Offshoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries, <>, 2008; 54 (3): 414-450 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/71271]
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