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. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich. All rights reserved.

Off-shoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries / Daveri, Francesco; JONA-LASINIO, CECILIA SUSANNA. - In: CESIFO ECONOMIC STUDIES. - ISSN 1610-241X. - 54:3(2008), pp. 414-450. [10.1093/cesifo/ifn019]

Off-shoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries

JONA-LASINIO, CECILIA SUSANNA
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 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. © The Author 2008. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich. All rights reserved.
Economics and Econometrics; Geography, Planning and Development
Off-shoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries / Daveri, Francesco; JONA-LASINIO, CECILIA SUSANNA. - In: CESIFO ECONOMIC STUDIES. - ISSN 1610-241X. - 54:3(2008), pp. 414-450. [10.1093/cesifo/ifn019]
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