Fear of Service Outsourcing: Is it Justified?

  title={Fear of Service Outsourcing: Is it Justified?},
  author={Mary. Amiti and Shang-jin Wei},
  journal={Wiley-Blackwell: Economic Policy},
The recent media and political attention on service outsourcing from developed to developing countries gives the impression that outsourcing is exploding. As a result, workers in industrial countries are anxious about job losses. This paper aims to establish what are the hypes and what are the facts. The results show that although service outsourcing has been steadily increasing it is still very low, and that in the United States and many other industrial countries "insourcing" is greater than… Expand
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