Offshoring and Employment : Evidence from Firm Microdata

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Early Career Research Award


The impact of offshoring and trade has become a huge economic and political topic in the US. This research will investigate the impact of this offshoring on firms and labor markets by exploiting access to a novel combination of extremely detailed Census micro data spanning firms, workers and trade transactions. By improving our understanding of offshoring at the firm and employee level, this research will inform the political debate and provide better evidence for crafting trade, labor, and corporate tax policies.