Replication data for: The Surprisingly Swift Decline of US Manufacturing Employment

Justin R. Pierce & Peter K. Schott
This paper links the sharp drop in US manufacturing employment after 2000 to a change in US trade policy that eliminated potential tariff increases on Chinese imports. Industries more exposed to the change experience greater employment loss, increased imports from China, and higher entry by US importers and foreign-owned Chinese exporters. At the plant level, shifts toward less labor-intensive production and exposure to the policy via input-output linkages also contribute to the decline in employment....
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.