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Why are American Workers getting Poorer? Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring Using the CPS

Avraham Ebenstein, Ann Harrison, Margaret McMillan, Shannon Phillips

NBER Working Paper No. 15107
Issued in June 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper previously circulate under the title "Estimating the Impact of Trade and Offshoring on American Workers Using the Current Population Surveys." We would like to thank the editor, two anonymous referees, Rajeev Dehejia, Gene Grossman, Gordon Hanson, James Harrigan, John McLaren and Howard Pack for helpful suggestions. We also thank seminar participants at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia and Yale University for helpful comments. Special thanks to David Autor, Robert Feenstra, Wayne Gray, and Lawrence Edwards for providing data critical to our analysis. Excellent research assistance was provided by Catherine Almirall, Revital Bar, Joan Fang, and Michael Freedman. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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