Gordon Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego, and has faculty positions in the Department of Economics and GPS, where he also is director of the Center on Global Transformation. He is a professor at the School and is presently a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is a past co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Development Economics.

Hanson received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 and his B.A. from Occidental College in 1986. Prior to joining UC San Diego in 2001, he served on the economics faculty of the University of Michigan and the University of Texas. Hanson specializes in the economics of international trade, international migration and foreign direct investment. He has published extensively in the top academic journals of the economics discipline, is widely cited for his research by scholars from across the social sciences and is frequently quoted in major media outlets. Hanson’s current research addresses how trade with China has affected the U.S. labor market, the consequences of skilled immigration for the U.S. economy and the long-run determinants of comparative advantage.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2005.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14804
forthcoming in: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13861
published in: American Economic Review, 2020, 110(10), 3139-3189
IZA Discussion Paper No. 12638
published in: American Economic Review: Insights, 2020, 2(3): 357-374
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11465
published in: American Economic Review: Insights, 2019, 1 (2), 161-178
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9748
published in: Annual Review of Economics, 2016, 8, 205-240
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9068
published in: Journal of Labor Economics, 2016, 34 (S1), S141-S198
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8514
published in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2014, 129 (4), 1799-1860
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7906
published in: American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 2014, 104 (5), 394-399
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7329
published in: Economic Journal, 2015, 125(584), 621–646
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7326
published in: American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 2013, 103 (3), 220-225
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