Immigration , Offshoring , and American Jobs

@inproceedings{Ottaviano2009ImmigrationO,
  title={Immigration , Offshoring , and American Jobs},
  author={Pierfausto Ottaviano and Giovanni Peri and Gregory and Wright},
  year={2009}
}
Increased immigration and offshoring over the last decades has generated deep concerns about the effect of both phenomena on the jobs of American workers. How many "American" jobs are lost due to immigration and offshoring? Or is it possible, instead, that immigration and offshoring, by promoting cost-savings and enhanced efficiency in firms, spur the creation of native jobs? We consider a multi-sector version of the Grossman and Rossi-Hansberg (2008) model with a continuum of tasks in each… CONTINUE READING
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