Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Reshoring may reduce wage inequality, suggests research by Nikie Knoben

The Reshoring Initiative is pleased to publish Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) masters' candidate Nikie Knoben's thesis, THE EFFECT OF RESHORING ON WAGE INEQUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES: A theoretical assessment.

Ms. Knoben's paper offers a comparative investigation of three theoretical models to assess whether the reshoring of production and jobs will bring a decrease in the wage gap. She looks at globalization as a driver of wage inequality in this country, and speculates on how the reversal of this trend could, in turn, reduce wage inequality. Her models depict mixed results on wage from reshoring's impact, but in general she concludes that it is possible for reshoring to decrease the wage gap.

Read the full thesis here.

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