Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/110869
Authors: 
Acemoglu, Daron
Autor, David H.
Dorn, David
Hanson, Gordon H.
Price, Brendan
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5366
Abstract: 
Even before the Great Recession, U.S. 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 U.S. manufacturing employment and—through input-output linkages and other general equilibrium channels—weak overall U.S. job growth. Our central estimates suggest job losses from rising Chinese import competition over 1999 through 2011 in the range of 2.0 to 2.4 million.
Subjects: 
trade flows
labor demand
JEL: 
F16
J21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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