Service Offshoring and Productivity in Western Europe
Rosario Crino ()
No 220, KITeS Working Papers from KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy
Using comparable industry-level data for nine Western European countries, this paper finds that the international relocation of service activities (service offshoring) exerts positive and economically large effects on domestic productivity. A one percentage point increase in the proxy for service offshoring (i.e., the share of imported private services in total non-energy input purchases) is found to raise Total Factor Productivity by about 0.5%.
Keywords: Service Offshoring; Total Factor Productivity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2008-07, Revised 2008-07
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