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Increased integration of goods, capital, ideas, and people across national borders has produced large economic gains, but the benefits of globalization have not been evenly distributed. While trade economists have always said that trade produces winners and losers, many assessments of globalization have focused more on the aggregate gains than the distributional consequences. Recent research has turned to focus on globalization’s effects on inequality.

This conference brought together researchers working in international trade, international finance, labor economics, and macroeconomics who study the consequences of globalization for inequality between and within nations.

Spotlight: Working Papers from the 2018 Globalization and Inequality Conference


Friday, May 11, 2018
New Perspectives on the Decline of U.S. Manufacturing Employment
Teresa C. Fort, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
The Distributional Effects from Trade: Theory and Evidence from the US
Xavier Jaravel, Assistant Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions
Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Assistant Professor of Economics, Duke University
Estimating Models with Spillovers: Formalizing Bartik Designs
Rodrigo Adão, Assistant Professor, Booth School of Business
The Missing Profits of Nations
Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Migrants and the Making of America
Nancy Qian, Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences
The Health Toll of Import Competition
Jérôme Adda, Professor of Economics, Bocconi University
Trade and Inequality: Evidence from Worker-Level Adjustment in France
Marti Mestieri, Assistant Professor of Economics, Northwestern University