The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms

The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms

Pol Antràs discusses preliminary research on how global sourcing decisions impact firm performance, employment, and welfare. During his presentation, he solicits feedback from researchers on the proposal of a quantifiable multi-country sourcing model ...

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Pol Antràs discusses preliminary research on how global sourcing decisions impact firm performance, employment, and welfare. During his presentation, he solicits feedback from researchers on the proposal of a quantifiable multi-country sourcing model that provides estimates of country sourcing potential and fixed costs and studies the effects of shocks to global sourcing.