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Gordon H. Hanson is Associate Professor of Economics, Business Economics and Public Policy, and Corporate Strategy and International Business at the University of Michigan and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1992 and his A.B. in economics from Occidental College in 1986.

Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Hanson taught at the University of Texas in Austin from 1992 to 1998. Hanson's main research area is international economics and he teaches courses on the subject at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels. His current research addresses how immigration and the globalization of production affect wages, employment, and industry structure in Asia, Mexico, and the United States.

Hanson also has worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Mexican Ministry of Trade, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He is on the Board of Editors of the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, and the Journal of Economic Geography.

Hanson and his wife, Caty, have two daughters: Thea (3) and Carly (1). In his free time, he enjoys skiing, biking, and spending time with his family.

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