Untangling trade and technology: Evidence from US labour markets

David Autor interviewed by Viv Davies, 2 May 2014

David Autor talks to Viv Davies about his recent research that analyses the differential effects of trade and technology on employment patterns in US local labour markets between 1990 and 2007. While the effect of trade competition is growing over time, the effect of technology has shifted from automation of production activities in the manufacturing sector towards computerisation of information-processing tasks in the service sector. The interview was recorded in April 2014 at the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society.

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David H. Autor, David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson, Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets, MIT Working Paper, March 2013

 

 

 

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Topics: Productivity and Innovation
Tags: Labour Markets, productivity, relative wages, trade flows

Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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