Robert Z. Lawrence

JFK School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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NBER Program Affiliations: IFM , ITI
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

December 2017Recent Manufacturing Employment Growth: The Exception That Proves the Rule.
June 2015Recent Declines in Labor's Share in US Income: A Preliminary Neoclassical Account
May 2014AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions
with Lawrence Edwards
in African Successes, Volume III: Modernization and Development, Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil, editors
December 2010AGOA Rules: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Special Fabric Provisions
with Lawrence Edwards: w16623
June 2010Do Developed and Developing Countries Compete Head to Head in High-tech?
with Lawrence Edwards: w16105
US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory
with Lawrence Edwards: w16106
December 2006China and the Multilateral Trading System

Published: in Eichengreen, Barry, Yung Chul Park and Charles Wyplosz (eds) "China, Asia, and the New World Economy"

South African Trade Policy Matters: Trade Performance and Trade Policy
with Lawrence Edwards: w12760

Published: Lawrence Edwards & Robert Lawrence, 2008. "South African trade policy matters," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 16(4), pages 585-608, October.

April 2001Do We Have A New E-Conomy?
with Martin N. Baily: w8243


  • American Economic Review (American Economic Association) May 2001
  • Martin Neil Baily & Robert Z. Lawrence, 2001. "Do We Have a New E-conomy?," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(2), pages 308-312, May. citation courtesy of

January 2000Does a Kick in the Pants Get You Going or Does It Just Hurt? The Impact of International Competition on Technological Change in U.S. Manufacturing
in The Impact of International Trade on Wages, Robert C. Feenstra, editor
July 1999Trade and Growth: Import-Led or Export-Led? Evidence From Japan and Korea
with David E. Weinstein: w7264

Published: Stiglitz, Joseph E. and Shahid Yusuf (eds.) Rethinking the East Asia Miracle. Oxford University Press and the World Bank, 2001.

March 1999Search and Deliberation in International Exchange: Learning from Multinational Trade About Lags, Distance Effects, and Home Bias
with Subramanian Rangan: w7012
June 1996Trade and Wages: Insights from the Crystal Ball
with Carolyn L. Evans: w5633
August 1994Trade, Multinationals, & Labor

Published: Robert Z Lawrence, 1994. "Trade, Multinationals and Labour," RBA Annual Conference Volume, in: Philip Lowe & Jacqueline Dwyer (ed.), International Intergration of the Australian Economy Reserve Bank of Australia.

September 1993Trade, Jobs, and Wages
with Paul Krugman: w4478

Published: Paul R. Krugman & Robert Z. Lawrence, 1994. "Trade, Jobs and Wages," Scientific American, vol 270(4), pages 44-49.

January 1993Japan's Low Levels of Inward Investment: The Role of Inhibitions on Acquisitions
in Foreign Direct Investment, Kenneth A. Froot, editor
January 1991Issues in Measurement and International Comparison of Output Growth in Manufacturing
in International Economic Transactions: Issues in Measurement and Empirical Research, Peter Hooper and J. David Richardson, editors
How Open is Japan?
in Trade with Japan: Has the Door Opened Wider?, Paul Krugman, editor
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