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The present paper contributes to the outsourcing literature in a number of ways. Firstly, this paper is the first to study the impact of outsourcing on Thailand's manufacturing sectors at a disaggregated level of a 4 digit industrial classification. Secondly, unlike the existing literature, the notion of outsourcing in this paper is beyond the standard trade-related material inputs as service outsourcing may also have an equally important impact on the labor market. Finally, we also account for the second-order impacts of outsourcing on the relative demands for unskilled and skilled labor.