U.S. Labor Protests China Trade Deal Labor union activists use IMF/World Bank meetings as backdrop

Thursday, April 13, 2000

Who: Edward P. Lazear is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as the Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources, Management and Economics (1995) at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

He is also current and founding editor of the Journal of Labor Economics, an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Lazear was the first vice president and is now the president of the Society of Labor Economists.

He has written extensively on labor markets and personnel issues; microeconomic theory; issues involving worker compensation and effects on productivity; affirmative action, and pricing and marketing policies.

Available to discuss:

  • Will permanent normal trade relations (NTR) status with China widen the U.S.-China trade deficit?

  • How will the proposed trade deal affect U.S. jobs?

  • Can union activists convince enough House members to defeat the measure?

  • What are the benefits of permanent NTR for both the U.S. and China according to proponents of the bill?