A Simple Model of Offshore Outsourcing, Technology Upgrading and Welfare

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Jung , Jaewon; Mercenier , Jean;
(2009)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | Offshore outsourcing; Globalization; Skill upgrading, Technology upgrading; Firm heterogeneity | Technology upgrading | Offshore outsourcing | JEL : F - International Economics/F.F1 - Trade/F.F1.F16 - Trade and Labor Market Interactions | Globalization | Firm heterogeneity | Offshore outsourcing,Globalization,Skill upgrading,Technology upgrading,Firm heterogeneity | Skill upgrading
    • jel: jel:F16

We adapt Yeaple's (2005) heterogeneous agents framework to model firms in the North as making explicit offshore outsourcing decisions to cheap-labor economies. Globalization results from a lowering of the set-up costs incurred when engaging in offshore activities. We hi... View more
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