Import Competition and the Great US Employment Sag of the 2000s

@article{Acemoglu2016ImportCA,
  title={Import Competition and the Great US Employment Sag of the 2000s},
  author={D. Acemoglu and David H. Autor and D. Dorn and G. Hanson and B. Price},
  journal={Journal of Labor Economics},
  year={2016},
  volume={34},
  pages={S141 - S198}
}
  • D. Acemoglu, David H. Autor, +2 authors B. Price
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Even before the Great Recession, US employment growth was unimpressive. Between 2000 and 2007, the economy gave back the considerable employment gains achieved during the 1990s, with a historic contraction in manufacturing employment being a prime contributor to the slump. We estimate that import competition from China, which surged after 2000, was a major force behind both recent reductions in US manufacturing employment and—through input-output linkages and other general equilibrium channels… CONTINUE READING
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