Gordon  Hanson

Professor of Economics
Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations
Director, Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies

School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
Department of Economics

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093


(858) 822-5087

gohanson@ucsd.edu


Website: UC San Diego faculty profile

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About Gordon Hanson

Gordon Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at University of California, San Diego, where he is director of the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, and he has faculty positions in the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the Department of Economics. He specializes in the economics of international trade, international migration, and foreign direct investment.

 

Professor Hanson’s current research examines the international migration of skilled labor, border enforcement and illegal immigration, the impact of imports from China on the U.S. labor market, and the determinants of comparative advantage. In past work, he has addressed how immigration and global outsourcing affect the U.S. economy, the causes and consequences of global expansion by multinational firms, and the relationship between international trade and the location of economic activity.

 

In addition to his positions at UC San Diego, Professor Hanson is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, the North American Journal of Economics and Finance, and the B.E. Journals in Economic Analysis and Policy. He is widely cited for his research and is frequently quoted in major media outlets.

 


Degree(s):
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
A.B., Occidental College, 1986

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