Globalizing the Supply Chain: Firm and Industrial Support for US Trade Agreements

  title={Globalizing the Supply Chain: Firm and Industrial Support for US Trade Agreements},
  author={Iain Osgood},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={455 - 484}
  • Iain Osgood
  • Published 2 April 2018
  • Economics
  • International Organization
Abstract From 1960 to 2000, manufacturing supply chains became global. To what extent has this growth in offshore outsourcing and foreign direct investment affected industrial attitudes toward trade liberalization? Using data on public positions of US firms and trade associations on all free trade agreements since 1990, I show that foreign direct investment (FDI) and input sourcing are the primary drivers of support for trade liberalization. Direct import competition and export opportunities… 
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