Heckscher lecture 2021 with Professor David Autor
Welcome to the Eli F. Heckscher lecture 29 October at 17.00-18.45:
“On the Persistence of the China Shock“
The China trade shock caused locally concentrated job loss, which led to lasting declines in employment rates and income levels in the most exposed communities. These are well-documented adverse labor market impacts of globalization. But how to remediate such injuries?
David Autor, Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is this year’s keynote speaker.
Autor’s scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes. He has received numerous awards for both his scholarship and for his teaching. He recently received an award for his work “transforming our understanding of how globalization and technological change are impacting jobs and earning prospects for American workers”.
On his Heckscher lecture he will re-examine the local labor market impacts of exposure to Chinese import competition in order to evaluate which market adjustment mechanisms are operative and over what time horizons, how long adverse impacts endure, and how adjustment to trade compares to adjustment to other localized shock.
Date: Friday 29 October
Place: Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, Stockholm
No registration needed. We follow the recommendations to reduce the spread of Covid-19, and assume that you will stay at home if you show any symptoms of Covid-19.
About the Heckscher lecture
The Heckscher Lecture is arranged each year by The EHFF Institute for Economic and Business History Research and The Ratio Institute, to honor Professor Eli F. Heckscher and his work. Heckscher was active at the Stockholm School of Economics as an economist and economic – historian and he was a leading scholar in those subjects for half a century. His work was mainly focused on economic theory and methods, Swedish economic history and institutional economic analyses. He is most famous for co-developing the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem in international economics.