Digital Futures at Work Research Centre
Digital Futures at Work Research Centre

Astrid Krenz

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Robots, Reshoring, and the Lot of Low-Skilled Workers

We propose a theoretical framework to analyze the offshoring and reshoring decisions of firms in the age of automation. Our theory suggests that increasing productivity in automation leads to a relocation of previously offshored production back to the home economy but without improving low-skilled wages and without creating jobs [...]

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