Untangling trade and technology : Evidence from local labor markets

  title={Untangling trade and technology : Evidence from local labor markets},
  author={David H. Autor},
Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets We juxtapose the effects of trade and technology on employment in U.S. local labor markets between 1990 and 2007. Labor markets whose initial industry composition exposes them to rising Chinese import competition experience significant falls in employment, particularly in manufacturing and among non-college workers. Labor markets susceptible to computerization due to specialization in routine task-intensive activities experience… CONTINUE READING
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