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Import competition and the great US employment sag of the 2000s


Acemoglu, Daron; Autor, David; Dorn, David; Hanson, Gordon H; Price, Brendan (2016). Import competition and the great US employment sag of the 2000s. Journal of Labor Economics, 34(S1):S141-S198.

Abstract

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—weak overall US job growth. Our central estimates suggest job losses from rising Chinese import competition over 1999–2011 in the range of 2.0–2.4 million.

Abstract

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—weak overall US job growth. Our central estimates suggest job losses from rising Chinese import competition over 1999–2011 in the range of 2.0–2.4 million.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Trade flows, labor demand
Language:English
Date:January 2016
Deposited On:15 Apr 2016 17:38
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:23
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
ISSN:0734-306X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1086/682384

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