Understanding the decline in manufacturing jobs

Date: January 12, 2018

On Friday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, the Economic Policy Institute will host Susan Houseman of the Upjohn Institute as she presents findings from a new paper detailing the role of shifts in output, automation, and domestic outsourcing on the erosion of manufacturing employment in the United States. Houseman also highlights the disparate trends in computer and non-computer manufacturing. This paper challenges the claim that manufacturing job loss is primarily due to automation.

Joining Houseman in this discussion on job loss in manufacturing are Caroline Freund of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Michael Hicks of Ball State University and Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute.

This event is free and open to the public. This event will be livestreamed. 

What: Discussion of a forthcoming paper by Susan Houseman on the causes of the erosion of manufacturing employment. Click here for paper. 

Who: Susan Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Caroline Freund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Michael Hicks,  Ball State University
Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute

Where: Economic Policy Institute
1225 Eye Street NW, Sixth floor
Washington, DC 20005

When: Friday, January 12, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

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