·February 26, 2018
Harvard University and University of California, Davis
for a larger interactive version with state-specific estimates. Map updated March 3, 2018
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced recommendations
on February 16, 2018 to impose heavy tariffs or quotas on foreign producers of steel. The proposed tariffs are taxes on imported steel. The ...
·November 28, 2017
University of California, Irvine
People’s economic fortunes are often tied to where they live. This is clearly true at the international level, with people in rich countries enjoying incomes twice or more that of people in middle income countries. But this is also true within countries
, with persistent low levels of income in cities ...
·August 28, 2017
The decline of manufacturing employment has reduced the availability of higher paying jobs for less educated workers. One approach states and localities have used to address the issue is by trying to attract and retain firms with packages of subsidies and tax incentives, such as the proposed high-profile ...
·January 20, 2017
Fletcher School, Tufts University
Donald Trump has said that, upon taking office, he will declare China a currency manipulator. Many Americans, understandably angered by factory closings and job loss seemingly due to Chinese competition, appear to support this. An artificially cheap yuan enables Chinese exporters to unfairly undercut ...
·January 20, 2017
Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education
President Trump has made bringing back manufacturing jobs a central part of his campaign. He is focused on convincing companies to stay in the U.S. through a mix of carrots (tax breaks) and sticks (threatening import tariffs on companies that ship jobs overseas).
The claim that the President can bring