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Telemigration and development. How many services jobs will be offshored?

In the Covid epidemic, millions of knowledge workers discovered that they could do their jobs from home. So why not go further, and employ low-wage workers in the global south to do these jobs instead? Jonathan Dingel and Richard Baldwin have estimated how many services jobs can be offshored today, and the economic impact for developing countries.

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Baldwin, R and Dingel, J. 2021. 'Telemigration and development: On the offshorability of teleworkable jobs'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.