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A Replication Study Of Alan Blinder's "How Many U.S. Jobs Might Be Offshorable"?

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In this working paper, the author assesses the "Offshorability" of hundreds of U.S. occupations and estimated that between 22% and 29% of all U.S. jobs were potentially offshorable. This note reports the results of an exercise in which members of Harvard Business School's MBA Class of 2009 collectively attempted to replicate Blinder's study. Overall, the MBA students' assessments of Offshorability matched Blinder's well. Across occupations, the correlation between the author's Offshorability rating and the students' was 0.60. The students estimated that between 21% and 42% of U.S. jobs are potentially offshorable.

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