WORKING PAPER 05-1

Outsourcing and Offshoring: Pushing the European Model Over the Hill, Rather Than Off the Cliff!

by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics

March 2005

Jacob Funk KirkegaardOutsourcing and offshoring, far from being a blight, can help solve Europe's most pressing problems: low productivity growth and low employment. These forces can also help Europe raise its game, as it feels competitive pressure from a talented labor pool outside its borders, and can encourage Europe to actually implement the Lisbon Agenda of reforms that its leaders have endorsed.

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