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Off-Shoring: New Challenges and Opportunities in an Expanding Global Economy

Directed by an Academy Panel, this study included key recommendations aimed at enhancing the U.S. position in a global economy and strengthening the data used to assess off-shoring, particularly in the services sector.

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Key Findings

The Panel’s work resulted in three major reports released between January 2006 and February 2007:

  • Off-Shoring: An Elusive Phenomenon
  • Off-Shoring: How Big Is It?
  • Off-Shoring: What Are Its Effects?


This document highlights the results of all three reports on off-shoring. Appendix A contains the complete set of findings and recommendations issued as a result of the panel’s work.