NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Outsourcing Jobs? Multinationals and US Employment

Ann E. Harrison, Margaret S. McMillan

NBER Working Paper No. 12372
Issued in July 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

For assistance with data the authors would like to thank Raymond Mataloni, Fritz Foley and Stanley Watt. For helpful comments we wish to thank David Card, the fellows at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, especially Larry Katz, seminar participants at the BEA, the University of Michigan, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale University, the IMF, the University of Maryland and Pierluigi Balduzzi. For financial assistance the authors gratefully acknowledge the National Science Foundation. McMillan acknowledges the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study for both financial support and time to devote to

this project. The statistical analysis of firm-level data on US multinational companies was conducted at the International Investment Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis of the US Department of Commerce under arrangements that maintain legal confidentiality requirements. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not reflect official positions of the US Department of Commerce. Research assistance from Joan Hamory, Clair Null, and Andrew Waxman is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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