The Geography of Trade and Technology Shocks in the United States
AbstractThis paper explores the geographic overlap of trade and technology shocks across local labor markets in the United States. Regional exposure to technological change, as measured by specialization in routine task-intensive production and clerical occupations, is largely uncorrelated with regional exposure to trade competition from China. While the impacts of technology are present throughout the United States, the impacts of trade tend to be more geographically concentrated, owing in part to the spatial agglomeration of labor-intensive manufacturing. Our findings suggest that it should be possible to separately identify the impacts of recent changes in trade and technology on U.S. regional economies.
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- David H. Autor & David Dorn & Gordon H. Hanson, 2013. "The Geography of Trade and Technology Shocks in the United States," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 103(3), pages 220-25, May.
- Autor, David & Dorn, David & Hanson, Gordon H., 2013. "The Geography of Trade and Technology Shocks in the United States," IZA Discussion Papers 7326, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
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- NEP-ALL-2013-04-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-GEO-2013-04-13 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-INT-2013-04-13 (International Trade)
- NEP-URE-2013-04-13 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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