I've been helping one of the faculty track down data on outsourcing of jobs from the U.S. and a report that was released last week from the Job Migration Task Force of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) turned out to be very helpful. The entire report, The ACM Report on Globalization and Offshoring of Software, is free at the ACM Website. Be sure to have a look at the annotated bibliography. It includes 16 pages on "Data and Economic Analysis" and equally lengthy citations for subjects including "Education and Training," "India, China & Other Countries Doing Offshore Work," "Offshoring of R&D," and "US, EU & Other Countries Sending Work Offshore."
If you would like to read more about the report, The New York Times covered the release in an article called "Study Plays Down Export of Computer Jobs" in the February 23 issue.