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News from EPI Media Advisory: Understanding the decline in manufacturing jobs

On Friday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, the Economic Policy Institute will host Susan Houseman, Vice President and Director of Research of the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 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—research that 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 EPI Research Director Josh Bivens.

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

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

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

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This event will be livestreamed at