Chinese Economy and Trade

Professors Autor and Hanson talked about the impact of Chinese economic growth on U.S. trade and labor markets. Topics included the effects of past free-trade… read more

Professors Autor and Hanson talked about the impact of Chinese economic growth on U.S. trade and labor markets. Topics included the effects of past free-trade agreements as well as the recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. They discussed the deficiencies of the labor market adjustment to China’s unexpected growth and the political consequences. In response to a question, Professor Hanson called presumptive 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposal to increase tariffs on China a plan with no economic foundation. Professors Autor and Hanson presented their paper “The China Shock: Learning from Labor Market Adjustment to Large Changes in Trade” and then were joined in discussion by Jared Bernstein, a former economist with the Obama administration, before responding to questions from members of the audience. close

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  • David H. Autor Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology->Economics Department
  • Jared Bernstein Economic Adviser (Former) White House->Office of the Vice President
  • Fred Bergsten Director Emeritus Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Gordon H. Hanson Director University of California, San Diego->Center on Global Transformation
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Program ID:
409099-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 11, 2016 | 4:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 16, 2016 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 11, 2016 | 4:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2016 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2016 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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