Imports, Exports, and the American Worker by Susan M. Collins | 9780815715191 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Imports, Exports, and the American Worker

Imports, Exports, and the American Worker

by Susan M. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815715196

ISBN-13: 9780815715191

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Will technological improvement and growth in the rest of the world cause a decline in American living standards? Can government policy in Japan and Western Europe limit the availability of high- wage jobs in America? Does expanding trade with Mexico and other developing countries with large numbers of inexpensive workers imply a continuing decline in wages for

Overview

Will technological improvement and growth in the rest of the world cause a decline in American living standards? Can government policy in Japan and Western Europe limit the availability of high- wage jobs in America? Does expanding trade with Mexico and other developing countries with large numbers of inexpensive workers imply a continuing decline in wages for low-skilled American workers? These questions express a widespread concern about potential negative effects of import competition on domestic labor markets, but ignore potential gains to U.S. workers from exports abroad. Through U.S. exports, the rest of the world is an increasingly large indirect employer of U.S. workers, and through imports, foreign labor is an increasingly important potential substitute for U.S. workers. Bringing together the often diverse perspectives of international economists, labor economists, and policymakers, this volume analyzes how international trade affects the level and distribution of wages and employment in the United States, examines the need for government intervention, and evaluates policy options. In addition to the editor, the contributors are Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia University and American Enterprise Institute; J. Bradford De Long, U.S. Department of the Treasury and University of California, Berkeley; I. M. Destler, University of Maryland and Institute for International Economics; Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University and London School of Economics; Louis Jacobson, WESTAT; Lori G. Kletzer, University of California, Santa Cruz; Edward Leamer, University of California, Los Angeles; Michael Piore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ana Revenga and Claudio Montenegro, The World Bank; Jeffrey D. Sachs and Howard Shatz, Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815715191
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
557
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1520L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Part I.Introduction
1.Economic Integration and the American Worker: An Overview3
Part II.Methodology And Evidence
2.Trade and Wages: A Malign Relationship?49
Comment77
Comment83
General Discussion94
3.Will Globalization Dominate U.S. Labor Market Outcomes?101
Comment131
Comment134
General Discussion136
4.In Search of Stolper-Samuelson Linkages between International Trade and Lower Wages141
Comment203
Comment206
General Discussion211
5.International Trade and Wage Inequality in the United States: Some New Results215
Comment241
Comment245
General Discussion251
Part III.Broader Perspectives
6.Trade and the Social Structure of Economic Activity257
Comment287
Comment291
General Discussion298
7.North American Integration and Factor Price Equalization: Is There Evidence of Wage Convergence between Mexico and the United States?305
Comment334
Comment339
General Discussion343
8.Trade Policy and America's Standard of Living: A Historical Perspective349
Comment376
Comment380
General Discussion383
9.Trade Politics and Labor Issues: 1953-95389
Comment408
Comment412
General Discussion420
10.International Trade and Job Displacement in U.S. Manufacturing: 1979-91423
Comment457
Comment460
General Discussion467
11.Compensation Programs473
Comment524
Comment529
General Discussion533
Conference Participants539
Index541

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