Helen Miller

Helen Miller

Associate Director

Education:

MSc Economics (Distinction), University College London, 2010
BSc Economics (1st Class), University College London, 2007

Helen is an Associate Director of IFS, and head of the Tax sector. She joined the IFS in 2007. Her current research focuses on business taxes, including how they affect firms’ location choices, and on the drivers of firm investment and aggregate productivity growth.  She is an editor of Fiscal Studies.

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Domestic Effects of Offshoring High-skilled Jobs: Complementarities in Knowledge Production

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We provide evidence on how changes in the use of high-skilled workers (inventors) in a foreign location affect a firm's domestic use of the same type of worker. We exploit rich data that provide variation in the location of inventors within multinational firms across industries and countries to control for confounding firm–time and industry factors. We find that a 10% increase in the use of foreign inventors leads to a 1.9% increase in the use of domestic inventors. Our results suggest that foreign and domestic inventors are complementary in the production of knowledge.

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