Lee Branstetter, Fritz Foley, 13 November 2007

Here are some hard facts countering the myth that Western MNEs have hollowed out their domestic economies in their quest to build up China as the world’s factory.

Holger Görg, Ingo Geishecker, 24 September 2007

International outsourcing is a growing phenomenon in world trade, and its 30% approximate increase between 1970 and 1990 has sparked a lot of interest in recent academic literature and the business press. CEPR DP6484 adds to previous studies on outsourcing’s implications for labour markets by investigating its effect, measured in terms of imports of intermediates, on wages for different skill groups.

Karolina Ekholm, Karen-Helene Ulltveit-Moe, 30 July 2007

In recent years, the skill premium in the US manufacturing sector is declining and the skill intensity increasing. The authors of CEPR DP6042 argue that this pattern can be linked to globalization and the rise in offshoring.

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