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Off-shoring and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries

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We study the relation between the off-shoring of intermediates and services and productivity growth in the Italian manufacturing industries in 1995-2003. Our results indicate that the off-shoring of intermediates within the same industry ( narrow off-shoring ) is beneficial for productivity growth, while the off-shoring of services is not. We also find that the way in which off-shoring is measured may matter considerably. The positive relation between off-shoring of intermediates and productivity growth is there with our direct measures based on input-output data but disappears when either a broad measure or the Feenstra-Hanson off-shoring measure employed in other studies are used instead.

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Francesco Daveri, Cecilia Jona-Lasinio

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/26333

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