In the Media

Basic Income Can’t Do Enough to Help Workers Displaced by Technology

Oct 18, 2019 // An article about universal basic income and the effect of technology versus trade on manufacturing highlights research by Teresa Fort and coauthors. “We think providing answers to that question is nearly impossible,” the authors write, regarding whether trade policy or technology has a larger impact on manufacturing.
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What’s the Manufacturing Job Killer, Automation or Trade?

Oct 16, 2019 // “It really is not possible to tease apart the trade versus technology channels,” says Teresa Fort in an article about the impacts of trade and technology on manufacturing. “This is because technology can lead to trade, and because trade can lead firms to adopt new technologies.”
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When Regulations Meet Market Forces

Sep 18, 2019 // Features Teresa Fort in a piece about the state of FedEx. Fort says the trade war has negatively impacted the company, as demand for international shipping dwindles: “It’s depressing demand for FedEx’s services to ship that product.” Story begins at 3:00.
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This Is Where the Manufacturing Jobs Really Went

Jul 15, 2019 // Features research by Teresa Fort, and coauthors Peter Schott and Justin Pierce, exploring the decline of U.S. manufacturing employment through the use of microdata.
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Hate Globalization? Then Embrace Stagnation

May 16, 2019 // Highlights research by Andrew Bernard and Teresa Fort showing the effects of offshoring on a company’s domestic employment and production.
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The ‘China Shock’ Has Not Been as Bad as Donald Trump Thinks

Jan 11, 2019 // Highlights research by Teresa Fort, associate professor of business administration, and coauthors Justin Pierce and Peter Schott, in an article about the impact that competition from China has had on United States industry.
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Disarray Plagues U.S. Companies’ Efforts to Win Tariff Exemptions

May 14, 2018 // Continued coverage of comments by Teresa Fort regarding the widespread impact of recent tariffs.
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Disarray Plagues U.S. Companies’ Efforts to Win Tariff Exemptions

May 14, 2018 // Quotes Teresa Fort in an article about the attempts of U.S. companies affected by recent tariffs to secure exemptions that would help them avoid higher material costs.
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No Huge Impact on New York from NAFTA

Oct 16, 2016 // "International trade is unlikely to be the main cause of the aggregate decline in U.S. manufacturing employment," Fort said. "But it has negatively affected workers in certain industries and areas that were displaced by foreign production."
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ITI 2016 Program Report

Apr 14, 2016 // Pol Antràs, Teresa Fort, and Felix Tintelnot study the implications of a hypothetical 100 percent increase in China's sourcing potential, such as could be produced by a reduction in bilateral trade costs between the U.S. and China.
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Dublin start-up commissioner wants to turn Ireland's capital into an enterprise epicentre

Mar 14, 2016 // Mentions the paper, “How Firms Respond to Business Cycles: The Role of Firm Age and Firm Size,” co-authored by Teresa Fort, which finds that young companies were disproportionately affected during the 2006-2009 financial crisis, but still remained a positive source of net employment growth.
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How Can Reshoring Help Baltimore?

May 11, 2015 // Teresa Fort was a guest on Baltimore NPR station WYPR's Midday with Dan Rodricks to discuss the current manufacturing landscape in the U.S.
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Robots And The Future Of Work

Aug 21, 2014 // Teresa Fort discusses how the rise of the robot may change the face of the workforce.
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Employment Dynamics and Business Cycles

Aug 20, 2014 // Teresa Fort and co-authors attempt to explain why young, small businesses were hit especially hard in the Great Recession.
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U.S. Agencies Consider Redefining Manufacturing

Mar 21, 2014 // The Wall Street Journal mentions research by Andrew Bernard and Teresa Fort that "estimated the redefinition would have added anywhere from 431,000 to nearly two million workers to the manufacturing sector in the 2007 Census survey."
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The U.S. May Have More Manufacturing Jobs Than We Think

Sep 05, 2013 // In a new paper, two economists point out that nowadays there are lots of companies in the United States that aren’t counted as manufacturing by the government but are still heavily involved in the manufacturing of goods.
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No Huge Impact on New York from NAFTA Politifact, October 2016

Are Advances in Communication Driving Jobs Overseas? Tuck Forum, Spring 2013.

Teresa Fort, Economics PhD graduate, named as a recipient of the University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Maryland Economics Department.