Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

To study ways of improving economic measurements, statistics, and indicators related to globalization

  • Amount $349,622
  • City Kalamazoo, MI
  • Investigator Susan Houseman
  • Year 2011
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Economics

This grant to Susan Houseman of the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research supports ongoing efforts to study ways to improve the quality of federal statistics related to the effects of globalization and international trade flows on the U.S. economy and work with officials at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of economic analysis to develop practical strategies to correct biases or methodological flaws in current data collection practices. Funds from this grant will support the commissioning of several papers on federal data collection methodologies; an academic conference to be attended by economists, researchers, policymakers, and federal officials; a published volume of papers; and the development of concrete plans for improving how we understand and measure the effects of globalization on the U.S. economy.

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