These are the papers presented at the conference discussed earlier:


Session 1: Services Offshoring

Chair: Kenneth Ryder (NAPA)

Measuring the Impact of Trade in Services: Prospects and Challenges,” J. Bradford Jensen (Georgetown University and Peterson Institute for International Economics)
“Measuring Success in the Global Economy: International Trade, Industrial Upgrading, and Business Function Outsourcing in Global Value Chains,” Timothy Sturgeon (MIT) and Gary Gereffi (Duke University)
Background paper.” Clair Brown (University of California-Berkeley) and Timothy Sturgeon (MIT) with Peter Marsden (Harvard University) and Frank Potter (Mathematica Policy Research)

Discussant: Torbjörn Fredriksson (UNCTAD)
The discussant’s PowerPoint presentation is available.


Session 2: Measuring the Impact of Offshoring on the Labor Market
Chair: Janet Norwood (NAPA)

Addressing the Demand for Time Series and Longitudinal Data on Occupational Employment,” Katharine Abraham (University of Maryland) and James R. Spletzer (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Understanding the Domestic Labor Market Impact of Offshore Services Outsourcing: Measurement Issues,” Lori G. Kletzer (University of California-Santa Cruz and Peterson Institute for International Economics)
The author’s PowerPoint presentation is also available.

Discussant: Timothy Sturgeon (MIT)


Session 3: Measurement Implications of Transformation Offshoring and Imported Intermediate Inputs
Chair: Ned Howenstein (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Trade: Identifying Foreign Activity Across Census Data Products,” Ron Jarmin, C.J. Krizan, and John Tang (U.S. Census Bureau)
Effects of Imported Intermediate Inputs on Productivity.” Lucy P. Eldridge and Michael J. Harper (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation is also available.

Discussant: John Haltiwanger


Session 4: Offshoring and Price Measurement: Industry Case Studies
Chair: Jon Steinsson (Columbia University)

Offshoring and Price Measurement in the Semiconductor Industry,” David Byrne (Federal Reserve Board), Brian N. Kovak (University of Michigan), and Ryan Michaels (University of Michigan)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation is also available.
“Measuring IT Software and Services: Implications for Real Trade Flows,” Catherine Mann (Brandeis University and Peterson Institute for International Economics)
Imports of Intermediate Parts in the Auto Industry—A Case Study,” Thomas H. Klier (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) and James M. Rubenstein (University of Miami, Ohio)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation is also available.

Discussant: Kimberly Zieschang (IMF)


Session 5: Measurement of Import Prices
Chair: Michael Horrigan (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Bias in the Import Price Index Due to Outsourcing: Can It Be Measured?,” W. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia) and Alice O. Nakamura (University of Alberta)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation is also available.
“Are there Unmeasured Declines in Prices of Imported Final Consumption Goods?” Marshall Reinsdorf and Robert Yuskavage (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation is available.

Discussant: Barry Bosworth (Brookings Institution)

Session 6: Measurement of Import and Input Prices
Chair: Julia Lane (National Science Foundation)

Offshoring Bias: The Effect of Import Price Mismeasurement on Manufacturing Productivity,” Susan Houseman (Upjohn Institute), Christopher Kurz (Federal Reserve Board), Paul Lengermann (Federal Reserve Board), and Benjamin Mandel (Federal Reserve Board)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation is also available.
Producing an Input Price Index,” William Alterman (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The author’s PowerPoint presentation is also available.

Discussant: Emi Nakamura (Columbia University)


Session 7: Measurement of Import Prices and Import Uses: Evidence of Biases
Chair: Carol Corrado (Conference Board)

Imported Inputs and Industry Contributions to Economic Growth: An Assessment of Alternative Approaches,” Erich H. Strassner, Robert E. Yuskavage, and Jennifer Lee (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Evaluating Estimates of Materials Offshoring from U.S. Manufacturing,” Robert C. Feenstra (University of California-Davis) and J. Bradford Jensen (Georgetown University and Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Discussant: William Milberg (New School for Social Research)
Background paper: “Errors from the ‘Proportionality Assumption’ in the Measurement of Offshoring: Application to German Labor Demand,” Deborah Winkler and William Milberg



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