Globalization/Trade

Effects of trade agreements on jobs and wages; world perspectives on economic justice.

The Trans-Pacific Shell Game  Sundaram, Project Syndicate 6/16

New WikiLeaks Trove Further Exposes TISA’s Neoliberal Agenda, Knight, CD 5/16

It is almost impossible to tell a story that the explosion of the trade deficit did not cost manufacturing jobs, Baker, 5/16

World Employment Social Outlook 2016, ILO

TTIP expected to fail after US demands revealed in unprecedented leak, Ars Technica UK, 5/16

Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure, Autor et al, 4/16

Benchmarking Working Europe, Social Europe 4/16

The world’s middle classes are getting poorer, Bloomberg 3/16

New Trade Agreement Being Negotiated with China, Dayen, TAP China Bilateral Investment Treaty, 3/16

Assuming Away Unemployment and Trade Deficits from the TPP, Wise & Sundaram, 3/16

TPP, currency manipulation, trade, and jobs: U.S. trade deficit with the TPP countries cost 2 million jobs in 2015, with job losses in every state EPI, 3/16

The Trade Numbers Game, Rodrik 2/16

The Future Of Work In The Transatlantic Alliance, Hill 2/16

The China Shock: Learning from Labor Market Adjustment to Large Changes in Trade, Autor et al, 2/16

Trading Down: Unemployment, Inequality and Other Risks of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Capaldo, Izurieta & Sundaram GDAE 1/16

Yet More TPP Studies Predict Slim Economic Gains, Highlight Dubious Underlying Assumptions, 1/16

Decent Work Agenda ILO 1/16

TPP: Threats to Affordable Medicine Fact Sheet, Public Citizen 12/15

Secret TPP Text Unveiled: It’s Worse than We Thought, Pubic Citizen 11/15

Report on the Impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Labor Advisory Com, 12/15

Labour 20 PriorityRecommendations, 11/15

Wal-Mart Uprising: The Battle for Labor Rights in China, 11/15

TISA Leak Reveals 10 Key Threats to Commonsense Financial Regulations, Public Citizen, 7/15

The Muddled Case for Trade Agreements, Dani Rodrik 6/15

Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia’s ‘Tiger’ Economies, Bello, FPIF 6/15

Trade Pacts vs. National Sovereignty, Canova, 6/15

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Corporate Agenda, Zaccone, updated 8/15

TPP: The trade deal you aren’t allowed to know about until it hits you! Collins, 5/15 More info at www.tppfreezones.org

Global Wage Report 2014/15

The missing puzzle piece of the global economic recovery is finally falling into place, Bird 6/15

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership War on Want, 3/15

U.S.-China Trade Deficits Cost Millions of Jobs Scott, EPI 12/14

What the 2014 Election Results Mean for Trade Policy, 11/14

Fact-Checking the Obama Adm. on Trade 2014

Public Citizen Trade Data Center

What future for the European Union – Stagnation and polarisation or new foundations? EuroMemorandum 2015

153 House Democrats to USTR Froman: Protect Workers’ Rights in TPP Negotiations 5/14

Did NAFTA Help Mexico? An Assessment After 20 Years, Weisbrot et al, CEPR 2/14

The Story of Globalization in 1 Graph:A crystal-clear picture of the world’s winners and losers in the last generation, Thompson, Atlantic 1/14

Open Fire and Open Markets: The Asia-Pacific Pivot and Trans-Pacific Partnership 1/14

Growing trade deficit with China cost the U.S. economy $37.0 billion in lost wages in 2011 Scott, EPI 9/13

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Threat to Democracy and Food Sovereignty, Food First 7/13

World Bank’s Anti-Labor Analysis Is a Dirty Business, Chen, ITT 10/12

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises, 6/12 [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)]

Reducing U.S. trade deficits will generate a manufacturing-based recovery for the United States and Ohio, Scott, Jorgenson, & Hall, 2/13

Has Globalization Destroyed the American Middle Class? Zaccone 5/12

Fighting for ‘made in the USA’, Los Angeles Times, 5/10

Global Employment Trends for Youth 2011 Update, ILO

Rethinking Trade Policy for Development: Lessons From Mexico Under Nafta Zepeda et al, Carnegie 12/09

ILO adopts Global Jobs Pact aimed at creating jobs, protecting workers and stimulating economic recovery, 6/09

Survey of Full Employment Advocates, Goldberg and Ginsburg

Globablization from Below’ Tackles the ‘Great Recession’, Global Labor Strategies

Why the World Isn’t Flat: The Truth About Globalization and the Secret History of Capitalism, Ha-Joon Chang, 2/08

Forced Labour, ILO

Neo-Liberal Economic Policies in the United States: The Impact of Globalization on a Northern Country, Scipes, 5/09

Characteristics of Offshorable Jobs, Bernstein, Lin, Mishel, EPI, 11/07

Trade Union Statement to G8 Labour and Employment Ministers Conference: Shaping the social dimension of globalisation, Trade Union Advisory Com of the OECD, 6/07

Global Outsourcing and the U.S. Working Class Pollin, Winter 07, rev April 2008

The Economics of Outsourcing: How Should Policy Respond? T. Palley, 1/07

Robert Pollin, “Is Full Employment Possible Under Globalization?” The Sumner Rosen Memorial Lecture, Columbia University, 11/06

Globalization Tames the Left in Brazil, T. Palley, 9/06

The importance of manufacturing in balancing the U.S. trade deficit, 4/06

“Employment Regulation and French Unemployment: Were the French Students Right After All?” Howell & Schmitt 4/06

Thinking Outside the Box about Trade, Development, and Poverty Reduction, Palley 1/06

Suicide and Unemployment in Japan 1/06

Trade deficits and manufacturing employment, 11/05

Truth and consequences of offshoring, Bivens, EPI 8/05

CAFTA: Part of the FTAA Puzzle

NAFTA’s cautionary tale

Nafta at Seven–Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper

Measuring Global Inequality, Sutcliffe, 2005

Kicking Away the Ladder: The “Real” History of Free Trade, Ha-Joon Chang, 12/03

Manufacturing Employment & Compensation in China, Judith Banister, 12/04

Three-Dimensional Economics: CAFTA won’t help U.S. workers, and blocking it may help the rest of the world, David Moberg, 5/05

Special Issue [of EID] on: The Challenge of Full Employment in the Global Economy Editorial Introduction EID-intro , Ginsburg, Zaccone, Goldberg, Collins, & Rosen 1997

Helen Lachs Ginsburg, June Zaccone, Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, Sheila D. Collins

and Sumner M. Rosen

Child Labor Facts and Figures, ILO

Global Policy Network [economic statistics worldwide]

The European Foundation for Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Wages, employment and unemployment data OECD [be warned–many timeouts]

International Comparisons–Employment, Unemployment, Compensation, Productivity–BLS

Other Nations Lead US: Higher Productivity, Lower Poverty, EPI [Book chapter]

Globalization and Macroeconomics — articles

The Nordic Model For the Welfare State — Norwegian Coalition

European Union Eurostat

Statistics Canada

China–National Bureau of Statistics; People’s Bank

France–National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies

Germany–Federal Statistical Office

Ireland–Central Statistics Office

Japan–Statistics Bureau [prepare for a wait for this site]

Netherlands Statistics

Statistics Sweden

UK Treasury

Statistical Sites — domestic and international