Skip to main content

About the Author(s)

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.

More from NBER

In addition to working papers, the NBER disseminates affiliates’ latest findings through a range of free periodicals — the NBER Reporter, the NBER Digest, the Bulletin on Retirement and Disability, the Bulletin on Health, and the Bulletin on Entrepreneurship — as well as online conference reports, video lectures, and interviews.

15th Annual Feldstein Lecture, Mario Draghi, "The Next Flight of the Bumblebee: The Path to Common Fiscal Policy in the Eurozone cover slide
  • Lecture
Dr. Mario Draghi, who served as President of the European Central Bank and Prime Minister of Italy, presented the 2023...
2023 Methods Lectures, Jesse Shapiro and Liyang (Sophie) Sun, "Linear Panel Event Studies" Primary tabs
  • Lecture
Overview: Linear panel event studies are increasingly used to estimate and plot causal effects of changes in policies...
2023, SI Economics of Social Security, Panel Discussion, "Long-Term Dynamics of the Employment-to-Population Ratio" Primary tabs
  • Lecture
Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Lynde and Harry Bradley...

© 2023 National Bureau of Economic Research. Periodical content may be reproduced freely with appropriate attribution.