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Globalization and Labor

Essential Reading Items

Article: When It Comes to Globalization, Listen to the American People
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in Foreign Policy
April 18, 2011

Op-ed: Beijing Is Key to Creating More US Jobs
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy
April 14, 2010

Testimony: Designing a National Strategy for Responding to Economic Dislocation
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight House Science and Technology Committee
June 24, 2008

Testimony: Reforming Unemployment Insurance for the 21st Century Workforce
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee
March 15, 2007

Op-ed: Why a “Grand Deal” on Labor Could End Trade Talks
by Theodore H. Moran, Georgetown University
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
March 12, 2007

Working Paper 05-9: Tradable Services: Understanding the Scope and Impact of Services Outsourcing
by J. Bradford Jensen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Lori G. Kletzer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2005

Policy Brief 04-2: Labor Standards, Development, and CAFTA
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2004

Paper: Outsourcing--Stains on the White Collar?
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2004

Policy Brief 03-11: Globalization of IT Services and White Collar Jobs: The Next Wave of Productivity Growth
by Catherine L. Mann, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2003

Policy Brief 01-2: A Prescription to Relieve Worker Anxiety
by Lori G. Kletzer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Robert E. Litan, The Brookings Institution
March 2001


Policy Briefs

14-1: Making Labor Market Reforms Work for Everyone: Lessons from Germany [pdf]
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
January 2014

13-27: US Employment Deindustrialization: Insights from History and the International Experience [pdf]
by Robert Z. Lawrence, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Lawrence Edwards, Cape Town University
October 2013

13-20: Role of Apprenticeships in Combating Youth Unemployment in Europe and the United States [pdf]
by Natalia Aivazova, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2013

08-2: Strengthening Trade Adjustment Assistance [pdf]
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
January 2008

07-5: American Trade Politics in 2007: Building Bipartisan Compromise [pdf]
by I. M. Destler, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Document available in English and Spanish
May 2007

04-2: Labor Standards, Development, and CAFTA [pdf]
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2004

03-11: Globalization of IT Services and White Collar Jobs: The Next Wave of Productivity Growth [pdf]
by Catherine L. Mann, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2003

01-8: Dealing with Labor and Environment Issues in Trade
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2001

01-5: Fin(d)ing Our Way on Trade and Labor Standards?
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
April 2001

01-2: A Prescription to Relieve Worker Anxiety
by Lori G. Kletzer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Robert E. Litan, The Brookings Institution
March 2001

00-6: The ILO and Enforcement of Core Labor Standards [pdf]
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2000

99-7: Trade and Income Distribution: The Debate and New Evidence
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 1999


Working Papers

14-4: Demographic versus Cyclical Influences on US Labor Force Participation [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Jared Nolan, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2014

14-2: Labor Market Slack in the United Kingdom [pdf]
by David N. F. Bell, University of Stirling, Scotland
and David G. Blanchflower, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2014

13-7: How to Measure Underemployment? [pdf]
by David N. F. Bell, University of Stirling, Scotland
and David G. Blanchflower, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2013

10-9: US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory [pdf]
by Lawrence Edwards, Cape Town University
and Robert Z. Lawrence, Peterson Institute for International Economics
June 2010

09-5: Structural and Cyclical Trends in Net Employment over US Business Cycles, 1949–2009: Implications for the Next Recovery and Beyond [pdf]
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2009

07-2: Offshoring, Outsourcing, and Production Relocation—Labor-Market Effects in the OECD Countries and Developing Asia [pdf]
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
April 2007

06-7: Firm Structure, Multinationals, and Manufacturing Plant Deaths [pdf]
by Andrew B. Bernard, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and NBER
and J. Bradford Jensen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2006

06-3: Offshoring in Europe—Evidence of a Two-Way Street from Denmark [pdf]
by Peter D. Ørberg Jensen, Copenhagen Business School
and Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Nicolai Søndergaard Laugesen, Rambøll Management
June 2006

05-15: Outsourcing and Skill Imports: Foreign High-Skilled Workers on H-1B and L-1 Visas in the United States [pdf]
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2005

05-10: Importers, Exporters, and Multinationals: A Portrait of Firms in the U.S. that Trade Goods [pdf]
by Andrew B. Bernard, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and NBER
and J. Bradford Jensen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Peter K. Schott, Yale School of Management and NBER
September 2005

05-9: Tradable Services: Understanding the Scope and Impact of Services Outsourcing [pdf]
by J. Bradford Jensen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Lori G. Kletzer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2005

05-1: Outsourcing and Offshoring: Pushing the European Model Over the Hill, Rather Than Off the Cliff! [pdf]
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2005

03-7: Labor Standards and the Free Trade Area of the Americas [pdf]
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2003

03-3: Survival of the Best Fit: Exposure to Low-Wage Countries and the (Uneven) Growth of US Manufacturing Plants [pdf]
by Andrew B. Bernard, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and NBER
and J. Bradford Jensen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Peter K. Schott, Yale School of Management and NBER
May 2003


Testimony

Designing a National Strategy for Responding to Economic Dislocation
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight House Science and Technology Committee
June 24, 2008

Reforming Unemployment Insurance for the 21st Century Workforce
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Income Security and Family Support Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee
March 15, 2007

The Administration's Fiscal 2007 Budget Request for Unemployment Compensation [pdf]
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Committee on House Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources
May 4, 2006

Do China's Abusive Labor Practices Encourage Outsourcing and Drive Down American Wages?
by Nicholas R. Lardy, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee Hearing
March 29, 2004

Measuring the Costs of Trade-Related Job Loss
by Lori G. Kletzer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony prepared for the Committee on Finance
United States Senate
Washington, DC
July 20, 2001


Op-eds

The Global Economy Is Now Distinctly Victorian
by Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
August 6, 2013

TAA Reauthorization: Necessary and Appropriate
by Greg Mastel, Dutko Worldwide
and Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Hill
July 21, 2011

Trade: An Opportunity About to Be Lost?
by Greg Mastel, Dutko Worldwide
and Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Hill
May 20, 2011

Taxing China's Assets: How to Increase US Employment Without Launching a Trade War
by Joseph E. Gagnon, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Affairs
April 25, 2011

Trade Adjustment Assistance: Lost in the Shuffle
by Greg Mastel, Dutko Worldwide
and Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Hill
November 5, 2010

Beijing Is Key to Creating More US Jobs
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Foreign Policy
April 14, 2010

White-Collar Outsourcing: Myth Vs. Reality
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Globalist
April 15, 2008

The Future of the US Workforce
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Globalist
April 14, 2008

Demand the Supply
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Hindustan Times
March 27, 2008

What Is China Doing to Its Workers?
by Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Business Standard, New Delhi
February 8, 2008

Why a “Grand Deal” on Labor Could End Trade Talks
by Theodore H. Moran, Georgetown University
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
March 12, 2007


Speeches and Papers

When It Comes to Globalization, Listen to the American People
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in Foreign Policy
April 18, 2011

Challenges for the American Workforce [pdf]
by Howard F. Rosen, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Transcript from Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues
November 20, 2008

Perceptions and Realities of Globalization
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Essay based on presentation at a workshop on Globalization, Trade, and Environment: German-American Cooperation or Confrontation? hosted by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), Berlin, April 28, 2008.
May 16, 2008

How the US Middle Class Became 10 Percent Poorer
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in The Globalist
August 1, 2007

The Globalization of Research and Development and Innovation
by Martin Neil Baily, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Committee on Science and Technology
United States House of Representatives
June 12, 2007

Doubling the Global Work Force: The Challenge of Integrating China, India, and the Former Soviet Bloc into the World Economy [pdf]
by Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University
Presentation for conference "Doubling the Global Work Force"
Washington, DC
November 8, 2004

Global Sourcing and High-Tech Jobs: Productivity Gains and Policy Challenges [pdf]
by Catherine L. Mann, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation on "White Collar Outsourcing"
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
March 11, 2004

Outsourcing--Stains on the White Collar? [pdf]
by Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2004

Preferences for Workers? Worker Rights and the US Generalized System of Preference
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech for the Faculty Spring Conference, '98
"Globalization and Inequality"
Calvin College Grand Rapids, Michigan
May 28-30, 1998
Revised May 8, 2000