Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from U.K. Firms

@article{Ottaviano2015ImmigrationTA,
  title={Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from U.K. Firms},
  author={Gianmarco Ireo Paolo Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright},
  journal={SRPN: Globalization (Sustainability) (Topic)},
  year={2015}
}
This paper explores the impact of immigrants on the imports, exports and productivity of service-producing firms in the U.K. Immigrants may substitute for imported intermediate inputs (offshore production) and they may impact the productivity of the firm as well as its export behavior. The first effect can be understood as the re-assignment of offshore productive tasks to immigrant workers. The second can be seen as a productivity or cost cutting effect due to immigration, and the third as the… Expand
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