Domestic Public Policy

Trade and Labor-Market Adjustment

Grant Year: 2016

Gordon Hanson and Stephen Redding will lead an effort to examine how changes in patterns of international trade are affecting the employment and earnings of American workers. They will commission a series of research papers on topics such as whether Trade Adjustment Assistance programs help individuals recover from trade-related job losses, the long-term impacts of trade agreements on employment and earnings, and whether individuals living in regions affected by negative trade shocks migrate to areas of the country less affected by trade. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers that will be published in a special edition of the Journal of International Economics.

The National Bureau of Economic Research Domestic Public Policy