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Trade Protectionism and US Manufacturing Employment

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  • Li, Chunding

    (China Agricultural University, Beijing)

  • Wang, Jing

    (Western University (UWO))

  • Whalley, John

    (Western University (UWO))

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This paper uses a numerical global general equilibrium model to simulate the possible effects of US initiated trade protection measures on US manufacturing employment. The simulation results show that US trade protection measures do not increase but will instead reduce manufacturing employment, and US losses will further increase if trade partners take retaliatory measures. The mechanism is that although the substitution effects between domestic and foreign goods have positive impacts, the substitution effects between manufacturing and service sectors and the retaliatory effects both have negative influences, therefore the whole effect is that the US will lose manufacturing employment.

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  • Li, Chunding & Wang, Jing & Whalley, John, 2019. "Trade Protectionism and US Manufacturing Employment," CAGE Online Working Paper Series 410, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
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    Keywords

    Trade Protectionism; Manufacturing Employment; United States; Numerical Simulation JEL Classification: F16; C68; F62;
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    JEL classification:

    • C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • F62 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Macroeconomic Impacts

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