Topic: New technologies, productivity,and jobs: the (heterogeneous)effects of electrification on USmanufacturing
Speaker: Ethan Lewis
Host: Shuaizhang Feng, the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Jinan University
Time: June 22, 2021, 9:00-10:00 (Beijing Time)
About the speaker
Ethan Lewis is a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth Collegeand a Research Associate with the National Bureau ofEconomic Research. His research investigates how U.S. labormarkets adjust to immigration and to technological change,including how employers adapt their production technologyto the local availability of immigrant workers. His newest workinvestigates the impact of U.S. immigration policies, includingthe Reagan amnesty, and how the US manufacturing sectoradapted to electrifcation. His fndings have appeared in topeconomics journals, including American Economic Review,Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy,American Economic Journal, and Review of Economics andStatistics. His work has been covered in New York Times, WallStreet Jourmal, The Economist, Newsweek and other mediaoutlets. Ethan received his Ph.D. in economics from UCBerkeley in 2003.
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