Monday, June 4, 2012

5 June 2012: Gains from Offshoring: Evidence from New US Microdata

Jagadeesh Sivadasan
University of Michigan

Abstract:
We exploit a unique dataset on offshoring-induced employment layoff
events, which we link to rich establishment-level US Census Bureau
micro-data, to analyze the impact of offshoring on a number of
outcomes including employment, wages, sales, capital and productivity,
at two distinct levels: (i) on the affected plant, and (ii) on the
affected firm, and in particular, other establishments owned by
multi-unit firms, relative to control groups of industry peers. We
find significant difference-in-differences declines in employment,
output and (to a lesser extent in) capital at both the plant and
firm-level. Contrary to some theoretical models, we find very little
evidence for increases in productivity or wages at the firm-level.

Date: June 5, 2012
Time: 11:30 A.M.

Venue:
Seminar Room 2
Indian Statistical Institute Delhi Centre,
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016 (INDIA)

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