In the News
This page lists op-ed articles, interviews, and newspaper articles that refer to my research.
Last updated March 2, 2017.
Men at Work: A Marked Decline in the Economy.
Seattle Times, February 28, 2017.
A Murder in Trump's America.
The Atlantic, February 28, 2017.
Wisconsin Is a Global Trade Winner.
Urban Milwaukee, February 28, 2017.
Are Chinese Imports Making It Harder for American Men to Get Married?
Daily Mail, February 27, 2017.
Why Mend Are Having Problems Getting Married.
CBS News, February 27, 2017.
Study: Unemployment Fuels National Drug Epidemic.
Breitbart News, February 27, 2017.
If the Robots Are Coming for Our Jobs, Make Sure They Pay Their Taxes.
The Guardian, February 26, 2017.
Trump's Job Plan Could Lead to a Marriage Boom.
Fox Business, February 24, 2017.
The Jobs Americans Do.
New York Times Magazine, February 23, 2017.
Also in Prensa Press.
How the Decline of Manufacturing is Undermining American Marriages.
Fortune, February 21, 2017.
Trump's Economic Policies Are No Answer to Our Problems.
Socialist Project, February 20, 2017.
Monopolies Are Worse than We Thought.
Bloomberg View, February 15, 2017.
A New Study Shows that Areas in Europe Hit Hardest by Trade Saw a Rise in Support for Nationalist Parties.
Business Insider UK, February 9, 2017.
How Trump Can Make Trade with China Work for America.
National Review, February 8, 2017.
Remind Me What Was So Great About Trade?
Financial Times, February 8, 2017.
'Superstar' Companies Are Eating Into Workers' Wealth, Study Finds.
Bloomberg, February 3, 2017.
Also in Financial Post.
One Reason Workers Are Struggling Even When Companies Are Doing Well.
The Atlantic, February 2, 2017.
'Trump Country' Might Suffer More in a Trade War, Study Says.
Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2017.
Blame Monopolies for Short-Changing U.S. Workers.
Bloomberg View, January 26, 2017.
Did China Eat America's Jobs?
Freakonomics, January 25, 2017.
Trump Reportedly Expected to Sign an Executive Offer on NAFTA.
Business Insider UK, January 23, 2017.
Also in Yahoo Finance.
Renegotiating NAFTA Among Trump's First Executive Orders.
Legal Reader, January 23, 2017.
Trump Wows to 'Crack Down' on Anyone Who Violates Trade Agreement.
Business Insider UK, January 20, 2017.
Amazon Is Going to Kill More American Jobs than China Did.
Market Watch, January 19, 2017.
Also in Yahoo Finanzas.
Trump's Trade Policy: Protecting American Workers at the Expense of American Consumers.
Brookings, January 6, 2017.
Trump Picks Peter Navarro for Trade and China Hits the Panic Button.
Observer, January 4, 2017.
How Will Trumponomics Impact State?
Urban Milwaukee, January 4, 2017.
The Rise of Precariat.
The Malaysian Reserve, January 3, 2017.
The Best Work on Political Economy in 2016.
Washington Post, December 30, 2016.
Donald Trump's Trade Policies Become More Shoking by the Day.
Financial Post, December 29, 2016.
The China Shock and the Trump Shock.
New York Times, December 25, 2016.
After Decades of Chinese Imports, How to Revive US Manufacturing?
Epoch Times, December 23, 2016.
Trump's New Tariff Proposal Could Put the Economy on Path to Global Recession.
Business Insider, December 22, 2016.
What Economists Learned in 2016--Long After Everyone Else.
American Prospect, December 22, 2016.
People Are Giving Up Instead of Moving to Opportunity--And That's Not Good.
Forbes, December 21, 2016.
Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy.
Executive Office of the President, December 20, 2016.
The Writing that Shaped Economic Thinking in 2016.
Bloomberg View, December 20, 2016.
Also in Business World Online.
Manufacturing Matters Even if It Doesn't Create Many Jobs.
Bloomberg View, December 20, 2016.
We're Totally Misunderstanding the Difference between Mexico and China.
Washington Post, December 19, 2016.
Trade Dialogues: David Dorn [Video].
WTO Trade Dialogues, December 14, 2016.
U.S. Companies Were Hurt by Trade with China Too.
Bloomberg View, December 12, 2016.
Here's Why Donald Trump Is Right about China.
Fortune, December 8, 2016.
Did Trade with China Make U.S. Manufacturing Less Innovative?
Harvard Business Review, December 8, 2016.
Competition From Chinese Imports Weakened U.S. Innovation, Economists Say.
Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2016.
Did Donald Trump Win the Election Because of Trade? A New Study Suggested It Helped.
Slate, December 2, 2016.
A Job Is More than a Paycheck.
Bloomberg View, December 2, 2016.
Trump Won In Counties that Lost Jobs to China and Mexico.
Washington Post, December 2, 2016.
How China May Have Cost Clinton the Election.
Washington Post, December 1, 2016.
Picking Losers Isn't A Great Industrial Policy.
Bloomberg View, November 30, 2016.
What Donald Trump Got Right--And Many Economists Got Wrong--About the Costs of Trade.
Vox, November 30, 2016.
The Politics of Job Polarization.
Project Syndicate, November 27, 2016.
Trump's Dismantling of Trade Deals Won't Bring More Jobs Back.
Huffington Post, November 23, 2016.
Jump in Chinese Imports Gave Trump Election Boost, Study Finds.
Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2016.
The Truth about Trade Agreements--And Why We Need Them.
PBS News Hour, November 21, 2016.
A Turning Point for Globalization: Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters.
Der Spiegel (English edition), November 17, 2016.
How to Help Workers Laid Low by Trade--And Why We Haven't.
PBS News Hour, November 16, 2016.
A New Study Shows that Areas in the US Hit Hardest by Trade Have Become More Politically Polarized.
Yahoo News, November 16, 2016.
Will Trump Discover Why So Many Americans Were Left Behind?
Forbes, November 15, 2016.
Why Trump Will Struggle to Bring Back Manual Labor Jobs.
Los Angeles Times, November 15, 2016.
One of Trump's Major Economic Policies Could Lead to a Global Recession.
The Hour, November 13, 2016.
It's the One Thing Trump and Clinton Agree on--and it's Probably a Fantasy.
Washington Post, November 7, 2016.
Will the US Election Mean the End of Free Trade?
The Guardian, November 4, 2016.
Manufactured Trade Myths.
US News and World Report, October 27, 2016.
What the China Trade Warriors Get Wrong.
Wall Street Journal, October 26, 2016.
California Actually Benefits a Lot from Trade with China.
Los Angeles Times, October 24, 2016.
Policy Prescriptions--Trump and Clinton on Global Trade.
Associated Press, October 24, 2016.
Also in New York Times (print only), Washington Post (print only), Seattle Times, US News and World Report, Fox Business, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen.
Subtract and Divide.
The Economist, October 22, 2016.
Here's the Trade Policy that Progressives Should Get Behind.
The Nation, October 17, 2016.
Even if Trump Loses, the Left Must Address the Anger that Persists.
Washington Post, October 15, 2016.
We've Reached the End of Global Trade.
Time Magazine, October 12, 2016.
Millions of American Men Aren't Working.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, October 9, 2016.
Coming and Going.
The Economist, October 1, 2016.
What the Man Behind Trump's Economic Policy Thinks about China.
Forbes, September 29, 2016.
Why the US Economy isn't quite the Weakling Trump Says it is.
Associated Press, September 28, 2016.
Also in Seattle Times, San Antonio Express-News, Fox Business, Daily Mail.
A Conservative Case Against Trump's Apocalyptic View of America.
Vox, September 28, 2016.
More Wealth, More Jobs, but not for Everyone: What Fuels the Backlash on Trade.
New York Times, September 28, 2016.
Dramatic Slowing Seen in Global Trade, as Rhetoric Rises.
Japan Times, September 28, 2016.
Waking the Sleeping Dragon.
Slate, September 28, 2016.
Debate Showed How Divisive Trade Has Become.
Associated Press, September 27, 2016.
Also in The Guardian, CBS News.
Economics Has a Major Blind Spot.
Bloomberg View, September 26, 2016.
Trade with China Killed off Moderates in Congress, Study Finds.
Washington Examiner, September 19, 2016.
Free Trade's Unwilling Victims.
Bloomberg View, September 19, 2016.
The Number of Jobs Lost to Trade with China is Zero, Zip, Nada.
Forbes, September 18, 2016.
Almost Half of America Could Become the New Permanent Underclass.
New York Post, September 17, 2016.
Why Trump's Though Talk on China Won't Change a Thing.
Wired, September 16, 2016.
Getting People Where the Jobs Are.
Democracy, September 15, 2016.
How Much Do We Really Know about Trade's Impacts?
New York Times, September 6, 2016.
Why It Matters--Trade.
Associated Press, August 25, 2016.
Also in US News & World Report, San Diego Union-Tribune, Portland Press Herald, Daily Mail.
The Trade-Offs of Free Trade.
MIT Technology Review, August 23, 2016.
NAFTA in the US Campaign Spotlight.
San Diego Union-Tribune, August 21, 2016.
Trumps's Trade Tariffs Won't Bring Back American Jobs.
Newsweek, August 18, 2016.
Why Critics of Free Trade are Talking China, not NAFTA.
FiveThirtyEightight, August 18, 2016.
Productivity, Inequality and the 'Profound Impact' of the Personal Computer.
US News and World Report, August 12, 2016.
Why China Trade Hit US Workers Unexpectedly Hard.
Wall Street Journal, August 11, 2016.
Election 2016 Is Propelled by the American Economy's Failed Promises?
Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2016.
Away from Spotlight, U.S. Manufactuers Battle Back from 'China Shock'.
Reuters, August 5, 2016.
Also in South China Morning Post.
In Pennsylvania, Nafta's a Campaign Issue. But It's Not What Did the Damage.
Wall Street Journal, August 1, 2016.
On Trump and Trade.
National Review, July 11, 2016.
Is Free Trade Dead?
Investor's Business Daily, July 2, 2016.
The Consensus Crumbles.
The Economist, June 30, 2016.
Trump Rips Up Republican Trade Orthodoxy, Saying He Will Cancel TPP Treaty and Brand China a Currency Manipulator.
South China Morning Post, June 29, 2016.
Also in Sudan News Gazette.
The Harsh Downside of Free Trade - and the Glimmer of Hope.
Christian Science Monitor, June 28, 2016.
Trump Speech Recants 30 Years of Republican Trade Thinking.
Bloomberg Politics, June 28, 2016.
The Left and Right Stumble on Globalization.
Bloomberg View, June 27, 2016.
Donald Trump's Voters and the Decline of American Manufacturing.
Issues in Science and Technology, June 15, 2016.
Is U.S. Political Polarization Made in China?
Rochester Business Journal, May 27, 2016.
Free Lunch: Trading Down.
Financial Times, May 20, 2016.
One of the Central Topics of Donald Trump's Campaign Is a Terrible Idea.
Business Insider UK, May 14, 2016.
Also in Business Insider Malaysia.
Getting Straight about the Costs of Trade.
Washington Post, May 12, 2016.
Should the Middle Class Fear the World's Poor?
Boston Review, May 11, 2016.
Few U.S. Workers Receive Federal Assistance for Trade Deal Consequences.
Bloomberg Politics, May 11, 2016.
Did China Trade Cost the United States 2.4 Million Jobs?
Foreign Policy, May 8, 2016.
Ryan 'Confident' America Supports Free Trade.
Politico, May 6, 2016.
The Chinese Economy and Trade.
C-Span, May 5, 2016.
No Gain Without Pain: We Need Better Economic Shock Absorbers to Prevent Bumpy Recoveries.
GE Reports, May 1, 2016.
Trade with China Is Big Reason Why US Politics Are Insane.
Quartz, April 26, 2016.
3 Questions: David Autor on Global Trade and Political Polarization.
MIT News, April 26, 2016.
In Districts Battered by US Trade with China, Americans are Increasingly Divided Politically.
International Business Times, April 26, 2016.
Where Jobs are Squeezed by Chinese Trade, Voters Seek Extremes.
New York Times, April 25, 2016.
Trump and Sanders Have a Point About Trade With China.
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 19, 2016.
Voters Stung by Chinese Import Competition Turned to Democrats, Economists Say.
Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2016.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Under Fire from Both Right and Left in America.
Asia Times, April 18, 2016.
On Free Trade Donald Trump is Peddling Lies.
Australian Financial Review, April 15, 2016.
Why The Case for Trade--and Against Protectionism--Remains Strong.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, April 12, 2016.
Candidates Call Time on Free Trade.
New Zealand Herald, April 8, 2016.
What Happened to the American Dream?
Pacific Standard, April 7, 2016.
How Network Effects Hurt Economies.
MIT News, April 6, 2016.
If You're Poor in Another Country, this Is the Scariest Thing Bernie Sanders Has Said.
Vox, April 5, 2016.
No Wonder U.S. Manufacturing Flees Abroad.
Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2016.
The Truth about Trade.
National Review, April 4, 2016.
Clark County Manufacturing Rides Global Ebbs, Flows.
The Columbian, April 3, 2016.
Jobs and Trade on the Campaign Trail.
New York Times, April 2, 2016.
An Inconvenient Truth about Free Trade.
Reuters, March 31, 2016.
Crucifying Trade for the Sins of Domestic Policy.
Forbes, March 28, 2016.
US Voters Lured by Limiting Free Trade.
Buenos Aires Herald, March 28, 2016.
How the West Wrecked Free Trade.
Newsweek, March 26, 2016.
Trump, Trade and the China Shock.
Financial Times, March 24, 2016.
What Republicans Did 15 Years Ago to Help Create Donald Trump Today.
Washington Post , March 21, 2016.
Campaign Demagoguery on Parade.
Huffington Post, March 21, 2016.
The Biggest Threat to American Workers is Slowly Starting to Go Away.
Washington Post, March 21, 2016.
Also in Houston Chronicle.
Trade Myths and Realities.
Washington Post, March 20, 2016.
Also in Japan Times, Jewish World Review.
The Mistaken Bipartisan Attack on Free Trade.
Real Clear Politics, March 18, 2016.
Also in Daily Star, Daily Herald.
When Factories Shut Down, Why Don't Workers Move?
Mother Jones, March 16, 2016.
Into the US Election Void: What Do We Do Now?
Daily Maverick, March 16, 2016.
On Trade, Angry Voters Have a Point.
New York Times, March 15, 2016.
Free Trade Doesn't Have to Devastate Workers.
Bloomberg View, March 14, 2016.
The China Shock and the Japan Shock.
Economic Principals, March 13, 2016.
Would Trump's Trade Threats Work? Many Experts are Skeptical.
Associated Press, March 13, 2016.
Also in Denver Post, San Diego Union-Tribune, Seattle Times, PBS News Hour, Fox News, Daily Mail, Japan Times.
Economic Gloom Works for Trump.
Washington Examiner, March 12, 2016.
Solving Free-Trade Conundrum Defies Stump-Speech Logic.
The Plain Dealer, March 11, 2016.
Donald Trump Should Shut Up About China and Start Railing Against Robots.
The Week, March 10, 2016.
Corporate America Is Doing Itself In--While Trump and Sanders Capitalize.
Yahoo Finance, March 10, 2016.
Free Trade Loses Political Favor.
Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2016.
Should We Blame Trade Agreements for Loss of Jobs.
Forbes, March 8, 2016.
Remembering Ross Perot.
Economic Principals, March 6, 2016.
Why Trump Now?
New York Times, March 1, 2016.
Donald Trump Has a Funny Definition of Winning.
Washington Post, February 29, 2016.
Economic Populism at the Primaries.
The New Yorker, February 22, 2016.
Donald Trump Keeps Bashing China. That's Immoral.
The Week, February 17, 2016.
New Type of Nationalism a Worldwide Problem.
Winnipeg Free Press, February 14, 2016.
The Trade Numbers Game.
Project Syndicate, February 10, 2016.
Also in Jordan Times, Kathmandu Post.
Trade in the Balance.
The Economist, February 6, 2016.
Is the TPP Good for America?
Project Syndicate, February 1, 2016.
Also in Gulf Times.
How Economists Were Wrong About Free Trade.
The Atlantic, January 29, 2016.
So What Would It Mean to 'Beat China' on Trade?
New York Times, January 28, 2016.
Also in Taipei Times.
Don't Blame Americans for Blaming China.
Bloomberg View, January 27, 2016.
Could this Map Make Donald Trump President?
Slate, January 26, 2016.
Free Trade with China Wasn't Such a Great Idea for the U.S.
Bloomberg View, January 26, 2016.
Also in Chicago Tribune (print only).
What I Have Been Wrong About.
Forbes, January 23, 2016.
This May Be the Most Important Chart for Understanding Politics Today.
Washington Post, January 13, 2016.
Can Economics Change Your Mind?
Moody's Analytics, January 12, 2016.
Donald Trump, Made in China.
Slate, January 8, 2016.
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