NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The China Syndrome: Local Labor Market Effects of Import Competition in the United States

David H. Autor, David Dorn, Gordon H. Hanson

NBER Working Paper No. 18054
Issued in May 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Daron Acemoglu, Arnaud Costinot, Dave Donaldson, Robert Lawrence, Isaac Mbiti, Guy Michaels, Robert Staiger, John Van Reenen, Jonathan Vogel, Su Wang, and numerous seminar and conference participants for valuable suggestions that improved the paper. Autor acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation (SES-0239538). Dorn acknowledges funding from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (CSD2006-00016 and ECO2010-16726) and from the Community of Madrid (S2007/HUM-0444). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for David H. Autor -----

I have written policy overview papers for the following non-profit organizations that may have a policy interest in the contents of the current paper:

a. Brookings Institution: The Hamilton Project

b. The Center for American Progress

I have served as an academic advisor to the Singaporean Ministry of Trade and Industry

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