Episode 23

Outsourcing and Inequality -- With Adrien Bilal

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December 1st, 2021

22 mins 5 secs

Season 2

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About this Episode

In recent decades, firms' decision to rely on contract labor over "in-house" workers has become increasingly prevalent. In this episode, Adrien Bilal tells us about his research on labor outsourcing and inequality in France. He explains that while domestic outsourcing may increase aggregate productivity, it nonetheless leads to oursourced workers suffering important wage losses.

Paper:
“Outsourcing,
Inequality and Aggregate Output”, with H. Lhuillier (2021)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hqW5FFkGqqdolZdHti4QIvTm6fLdqZvB/view

Recommendation:
Les Misérables, Ladj Ly (2019), with Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti and Djebril Zonga
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10199590/