Employment, Job Turnover and the Trade in Producer Services: Firm-Level Evidence

University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2007/37

38 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2007

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Alexander Hijzen

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)

Mauro Pisu

Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy; National Bank of Belgium; OECD

Richard Upward

University of Nottingham - School of Economics

Peter W Wright

University of Sheffield - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 2007

Abstract

We provide the first firm-level evidence of the impact of the trade in producer services ("offshoring") on the labour market. Using a new dataset which measures trade in services at the firm-level, we find no evidence that importing intermediate services is associated with job losses or greater worker turnover. Using regression and propensity score matching techniques, we show that firms which start importing intermediate services experience faster employment growth than equivalent firms which do not.

Keywords: Offshoring, exporting, services, employment, job turnover

JEL Classification: F16, F2, J23, J63

Suggested Citation

Hijzen, Alexander and Pisu, Mauro and Upward, Richard and Wright, Peter W, Employment, Job Turnover and the Trade in Producer Services: Firm-Level Evidence (November 2007). University of Nottingham Research Paper No. 2007/37, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1032896 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1032896

Alexander Hijzen

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ( email )

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Mauro Pisu

Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy ( email )

University of Nottingham
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Peter W Wright

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