Globalization, perhaps the most important economic phenomenon of our time, has profound implications for U.S. workers and businesses. Yet, understanding these impacts is hampered by large gaps and biases in the data collected by our statistical system.
Susan Houseman of the Upjohn Institute, in collaboration with Michael Mandel of the Progressive Policy Institute, recently hosted a two-day conference on “Measuring the Effects of Globalization” in Washington, DC.
Conference research presented new evidence of biases in manufacturing output and productivity growth in the United States and other advanced economies; examined the growth in global supply chains, “factoryless” manufacturing, and services trade; and highlighted new data that, among other things, can improve our understanding of how trade is impacting high and low-skilled workers. Research also explored conceptual aspects of measuring the effects of globalization and U.S. competitiveness.
Conference agenda, papers, and presentations