Remarks by Governor Ben S. Bernanke – Trade and Jobs

“Despite what seems to economists to be a compelling case for trade, non-economists are far more skeptical. A perennial public concern, from the emergence of the “Rust Belt” in the 1980s, to the days of Ross Perot’s “giant sucking sound,” to the more recent debate about the effects of international outsourcing, is that the expansion of trade will cause production to move abroad, at the … [ Read more ]