Can offshoring create domestic jobs? Evidence from Japanese data

CEPR Policy Insight No 16

Mitsuyo Ando, Fukunari Kimura

Offshoring is not new. Kudoka (hollowing-out due to offshoring) has worried Japan since the 1980s. Evidence from Japan presented in a new CEPR Policy Insight suggests that offshoring may help create domestic jobs, especially for SMEs.