The Impact of Immigration on Firm-Level Offshoring

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The Impact of Immigration on Firm-Level Offshoring

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dc.contributor.author Olney, William W.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-10T11:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-10T11:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9656
dc.description.abstract This paper studies the relationship between immigration and offshoring by examining whether an in ux of foreign workers reduces the need for firms to relocate jobs abroad. We exploit a Danish quasi-natural experiment in which immigrants were randomly allocated to municipalities using a refugee dispersal policy and we use the Danish employer-employee matched data set covering the universe of workers and firms over the period 1995-2011. Our findings show that an exogenous in ux of immigrants into a municipality reduces firm-level offshoring at both the extensive and intensive margins. The fact that immigration and offshoring are substitutes has important policy implications, since restrictions on one may encourage the other. While the multilateral relationship is negative, a subsequent bilateral analysis shows that immigrants have connections in their country of origin that increase the likelihood that firms offshore to that particular foreign country. en_US
dc.format.extent 49 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Economics. Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;3-2018
dc.subject.other Immigration en_US
dc.subject.other Offshoring en_US
dc.title The Impact of Immigration on Firm-Level Offshoring en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Økonomisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ECON en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ECON en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2018 en_US


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