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Offshoring and Firm Overlap : Welfare Effects with Non-Sharp Selection into Offshoring

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Capuano, Stella ; Egger, Hartmut ; Koch, Michael ; Schmerer, Hans-Jörg:
Offshoring and Firm Overlap : Welfare Effects with Non-Sharp Selection into Offshoring.
In: Review of International Economics. (2019) .
ISSN 1467-9396

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Abstract in another language

Using German establishment data, we provide evidence for selection of larger, more productive producers into offshoring. However, the selection is not sharp, and offshoring and non-offshoring producers coexist over a wide range of the revenue distribution. To explain this overlap, we set up a model of offshoring, in which we decouple offshoring status from revenues through heterogeneity in two technology parameters. In an empirical analysis, we employ German establishment data to estimate key parameters of the model and show that disregarding the overlap has large quantitative effects. It lowers the estimated gains from offshoring by almost 50 percent and, at the same time, exaggerates the role of the extensive margin for explaining the evolution of German offshoring over the last 25 years.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Offshoring; Heterogeneous firms; Firm overlap; Quantitative trade model; Extensive and intensive margins of offshoring
Subject classification: JEL-Codes: F12, F14, L11
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics II > Chair Economics II - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hartmut Egger
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Governance and Responsibility
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 07:05
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2019 07:05
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/52123