Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations and Director of the Center on Global Transformation, UC San Diego
Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego, where he is Director of the Center on Global Transformation and has faculty positions in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Department of Economics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Prior to joining UCSD in 2001, he was on the Economics Faculty at the University of Michigan (1998-2001) and at the University of Texas (1992-1998).
He received his PhD from MIT in 1992 and his BA from Occidental College in 1986. Hanson specialises in the economics of international trade, international migration, and foreign direct investment. His current research examines the international migration of skilled labour, the impact of imports from China on the US labour market, the determinants of comparative advantage, and the use of satellite imagery to measure global economic development..
Recent work by Gordon Hanson
Analysing night-light intensity provides a complementary, alternative analysis of the intensity of economic activity in areas around urban markets
Gordon Hanson on what the US anti-trade stand means for developing countries.
Analysis suggests the impact of China’s rise on US manufacturing has been strong, and employment in the sector is unlikely to recover