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Contracting out and labor demand elasticities
Gorg, Holger; Picard, Pierre M; Strobl, Eric A


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Keywords :
outsourcing; contracting out; labor demand; elasticities
Abstract :
[en] We examine the relationship between contracting out and the wage elasticity of labor demand in outsourcing plants. A simple theoretical model suggests that firms engaged in contracting out have lower wage elasticities. Estimating plant level dynamic labor demand equations for Irish manufacturing we find evidence supportive of this.
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Economic systems & public economics
Author, co-author :
Gorg, Holger;  University of Nottingham
Picard, Pierre M ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA)
Strobl, Eric A;  Département d'Économie École Polytechnique ; Institut de Préparation à l'Administration et à la Gestion (IPAG)
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Contracting out and labor demand elasticities
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