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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

Abstract: 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)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-eff, nep-int and nep-lab
Date: 2008-07, Revised 2008-07
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