Outsourcing of Services, Imported Materials and the Demand for Heterogeneous Labour: An Application of a Generalised Box-Cox Function

Falk, Martin ; Koebel, Bertrand

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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/533
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-5339
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2000
The title of a journal, publication series: None
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: J23 O33 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Arbeit , Gewerbe , Fertigkeit , Box-Cox-Transformation
Abstract: This paper examines the effects that purchased services and imported intermediate materials have on the labour demand for different skills in the manufacturing sector. We derive and estimate a factor demand system based on the generalised Box-Cox cost function nesting both the normalised quadratic and the translog functional form. We find that the impacts of output and capital growth are more important in explaining the demand for heterogeneous labour than substitution effects between labour and non-labour inputs. Similarly, the increasing use of both imported materials and purchased services is rather a consequence of output growth than input substitution.
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