Services Offshoring and its Impact on the Labor Market

Theoretical Insights, Empirical Evidence, and Economic Policy Recommendations for Germany

  • Deborah Winkler

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Deborah Winkler
    Pages 1-19
  3. Deborah Winkler
    Pages 21-88
  4. Deborah Winkler
    Pages 89-140
  5. Deborah Winkler
    Pages 249-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book


Services – from information technology to research to finance – are now as subject to international trade as goods have been for decades. What are the labor market consequences of the recent surge in services offshoring? While offshoring has traditionally been found to affect only less-skilled workers in industrialized countries, this study finds that services offshoring also has negative consequences for high-skilled workers. Focusing on the case of Germany, Deborah Winkler shows how services offshoring has grown, who is most affected and what policy makers can do. Winkler measures the impact of services offshoring on German productivity, employment, and employment structure. She provides a well-balanced synthesis of theoretical insights, detailed empirical analysis, and economic policy recommendations. Although her main focus is on the case of Germany, many insights are also applicable to other developed countries.


Employment Globalization Information Technology (IT) Productivity Services Offshoring labor market

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Winkler
    • 1
  1. 1.Fak. WirtschaftswissenschaftenUniversität HohenheimStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2198-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-2199-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1933
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