Social Sciences Supper Club, Featuring Gordon Hanson, Ph.D., School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the Department of Economics
5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Lecture and Dinner
China and the Future of U.S. Competitiveness
Since 2001, the United States has lost over one third of its manufacturing jobs. Surging U.S. imports from China are an important causal factor behind this decline. Does the U.S. have a future as an industrial economy? Will China simply take over global manufacturing? Professor Hanson uses insights from his ongoing research on China’s impact on the U.S. economy to find answers to these questions.
Gordon Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego, where he is director of the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies and has faculty positions in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the Department of Economics. He is also a Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research, a co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, and a member of numerous international scholarly organizations. Professor Hanson, who is an expert on international trade and international migration, is among the most widely cited economists of his generation and is frequently quoted in the media. Prior to joining UCSD in 2001, he was on the economics faculty at the University of Michigan (1998-2001) and at the University of Texas (1992-1998). He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1992. In 2011, Professor Hanson received the Chancellor’s Associates Award for Excellence in Research in Social Science and the Humanities from UC San Diego.
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Supper Club events include a wine reception, full dinner and Faculty Club parking, in addition to the lecture.