Trade, tasks, and training: The effect of offshoring on individual skill upgrading

@inproceedings{Hogrefe2015TradeTA,
  title={Trade, tasks, and training: The effect of offshoring on individual skill upgrading},
  author={Jan Hogrefe and Jens Wrona},
  year={2015}
}
We offer a theoretical explanation and empirical evidence for a positive link between increased offshoring and individual skill upgrading. Skill upgrading takes the form of on-the-job training, complementing the existing literature, which mainly focuses on the retraining of displaced workers. To establish a link between offshoring and on-the-job training, we introduce an individual skill upgrading margin into the Grossman and Rossi-Hansberg ( ) model of offshoring. By scaling up worker's wages… CONTINUE READING

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