In the Media

How Best to Bring Back Manufacturing

Nov 03, 2022 // Features research coauthored by Teresa Fort in an article about U.S. manufacturing, production, and innovation. Fort found that the number of jobs in American manufacturing has fallen since 2000, but output has not, and that firms that locate their manufacturing near their R&D produce more patents and citations.
View at The Economist

Joe Biden and Manufacturing Jobs: A Closer Look

Nov 01, 2022 // Quotes Teresa Fort in an article examining the state of American manufacturing under the Biden administration. Fort says the scale of a U.S. manufacturing comeback will depend on how well U.S. companies are able to compete with other countries’ manufacturing sectors.
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U.S. Trade Deficit Shrinks as Exports Rise

Aug 04, 2022 // Features Teresa Fort in a piece examining the recent rise in U.S. exports. Fort says it’s not just goods the U.S. is exporting, but services too. “And so some of the service exports we see are likely tourists coming into the United States and consuming services here.”
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Manufacturing Employment Returns to Pre-Pandemic Level

Jul 08, 2022 // Features Teresa Fort in a piece examining the rebound of manufacturing employment, which returned to its pre-pandemic level in June.
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What Can We Actually Do to Stop Inflation?

Jun 25, 2022 // Highlights comments by Teresa Fort in an article examining potential solutions for slowing inflation.
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The Dollar’s Strong Right Now. That’s a Problem for American Companies Doing Business Abroad.

Jun 07, 2022 // Quotes and features research by Teresa Fort in an article examining how the strength of the dollar could cause issues for companies who rely on overseas business.
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What’s the Connection between Domestic Manufacturing Output and Consumer Prices?

Apr 15, 2022 // Quotes Teresa Fort in a piece about the impact of domestic manufacturing output on consumer prices.
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How the Shipping Container Revolutionized Freight and Trade

Nov 23, 2021 // “Shipping containers revolutionized how trade occurs and made trade costs much, much lower for many goods,” says Teresa Fort.
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U.S. Manufacturing Employment

Sep 25, 2021 // Teresa Fort joins the “Scientific Sense” podcast to discuss her research exploring the current state of manufacturing in the United States and, in particular, the decline in manufacturing employment over the last several decades.
View at Scientific Sense Podcast

How Technology Enabled Trade: Digitization and Offshoring

Sep 24, 2020 // Teresa Fort joins the Trade Talks podcast to discuss computer aided design software, outsourcing, offshoring, and the impact of technology on trade.
View at Trade Talks

Testing the “China Shock”: Was Normalizing Trade with China a Mistake?

Jul 08, 2020 // Cites research by Teresa Fort in a piece reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the 2000 U.S. law granting China “permanent normal trade relations."
View at Cato Institute

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.
View at Vox

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.
View at Poets & Quants

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.
View at The New York Times

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."
View at Politifact

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.