Matthew Slaughter

Associate Dean for Faculty; Signal Companies Professor of Management

Academic Publications

Dozens of articles by Professor Slaughter have been published as book chapters and in journals such as American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of International Economics, and Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. He also coauthored the book Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers. He currently serves in various editorial positions for Journal of International Business Studies, The World Economy, Review of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of International Trade and Economic Development.

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • "Global Engagement and the Innovation Activities of Firms," with Chiara Criscuolo and Jonathan E. Haskel, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28 (2), 2010.

  • "Globalization and Declining Unionization in the United States," Industrial Relations, 46(2), 2007.

  • "Public Finance and Individual Preferences Over Globalization Strategies," with Gordon H. Hanson and Kenneth F. Scheve, Economics and Politics, 19(1), 2007.

  • "Does Inward Foreign Direct Investment Boost the Productivity of Domestic Firms?" with Jonathan E. Haskel and Sonia Pereira, Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(2), 2007.

  • "Vertical Production Networks in Multinational Firms," with Gordon H. Hanson and Raymond J. Mataloni, Jr., Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(4), 2005.

  • "International Profit Sharing in Multinational Firms," with John W. Budd and Jozef Konings, Review of Economics and Statistics, 87(1), 2005.

  • "Economic Insecurity and the Globalization of Production," with Kenneth F. Scheve, American Journal of Political Science, 48 (4), 2004. (Reprinted in David R. Cameron, Gustav Ranis, and Annalisa Zinn (eds.), Globalization and Self-Determination, New York: Routledge, 2006.)

  • "Are Profits Shared Across Borders? Evidence on International Rent Sharing," with John W. Budd, Journal of Labor Economics, 22 (3), 2004.

  • "Technology, Trade, and Adjustment to Immigration in Israel," with Neil A. Gandal and Gordon H. Hanson, European Economic Review, 48 (2), 2004.

  • "Have Falling Tariffs and Transportation Costs Raised U.S. Wage Inequality?" with Jonathan E. Haskel, Review of International Economics, 11 (4), 2003.

  • "Does Nationality of Ownership Matter for Labor Demands?" with Jonathan Haskel and Francesca Fabbri, Journal of the European Economics Association, 1 (2/3), 2003.

  • "Does the Sector Bias of Skill-Biased Technological Change Explain Changing Skill Premia?" with Jonathan E. Haskel, European Economic Review, 46 (10), 2002.

  • "Labor Market Adjustment in Open Economies: Evidence from U.S. States," with Gordon H. Hanson, Journal of International Economics, 57 (1), 2002.

  • "Expansion Strategies of U.S. Multinational Firms," with Gordon H. Hanson and Raymond Mataloni, in Dani Rodrik and Susan Collins (eds) Brookings Trade Forum, 2001.

  • "Trade Liberalization and Per Capita Income Convergence: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis," Journal of International Economics, 55 (1), 2001.

  • "Does Trade Liberalization Converge Factor Prices? Evidence from the Antebellum Transportation Revolution," Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 10 (3), 2001.

  • "What Determines Individual Trade-Policy Preferences?" with Kenneth F. Scheve, Journal of International Economics, 54 (2), 2001.

  • "International Trade and Labor-Demand Elasticities," Journal of International Economics, 54 (1), 2001. Foreign-Affiliate Activity and U.S. Skill Upgrading," with Bruce A. Blonigen, Review of Economics and Statistics, 83 (2), 2001.

  • "Labor-Market Competition and Individual Preferences Over Immigration Policy," with Kenneth F. Scheve, Review of Economics and Statistics, 83, 2001.

  • "Trade, Technology, and U.K. Wage Inequality," with Jonathan E. Haskel, The Economic Journal, 111 (1), 2001.

  • "Production Transfer within Multinational Enterprises and American Wages," Journal of International Economics, 50, 2000.

  • "Globalization and Wages: A Tale of Two Perspectives," World Economy, 22, 1999. "International Trade and Labour-Market Outcomes: Results, Questions, and Policy Options," The Economic Journal, 108 (450), 1998.

  • "Per-Capita-Income Convergence and the Role of International Trade," American Economic Review, 87 (2), 1997.

  • "International Trade and American Wages in the 1980s: Giant Sucking Sound or Small Hiccup?" with Robert Z. Lawrence, in Martin Neil Baily and Clifford Winston (eds) Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: Microeconomics 2, 1993. (Reprinted in Edward E. Leamer (ed) Outstanding Contributions in Economics: International Trade, Worth Publishers, 2001.)

  • Publications in Edited Books and Conference Volumes

    1. "Editors’ Introduction," with Iain M. Cockburn, in Iain M. Cockburn and Matthew J. Slaughter (eds.) Factors Affecting the Location of Biopharmaceutical Activities, NBER Conference Volume, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2010.

    2. "The Global Location of Biopharmaceutical Activity: New Findings and New Questions," with Iain M. Cockburn, in Joshua Lerner and Scott Stern (eds.) Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 10, NBER Conference Volume, University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2009.

    3. "Editors’ Introduction," with Marshall B. Reinsdorf, in Marshall B. Reinsdorf and Matthew J. Slaughter (eds.) International Flows of Invisibles: Trade in Services and Intangibles in the Era of Globalization, CRIW-NBER Conference Volume, University of Chicago Press, 2009.

    4. "Individual Preferences over High-Skilled Immigration in the United States," with Gordon H. Hanson and Kenneth F. Scheve, in Jagdish Bhagwati (ed.) Skilled Migration Today: Prospects, Problems, and Policies, Council on Foreign Relations and Oxford University Press, 2009.

    5. "Public Opinion, International Economic Integration, and the Welfare State," with Kenneth F. Scheve, in Pranab Bardhan, Samuel Bowles, and Michael Wallerstein (eds.), Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. (Reprinted in David R. Cameron, Gustav Ranis, and Annalisa Zinn (eds.), Globalization and Self-Determination, New York: Routledge, 2006.)

    6. "Foreign Direct Investment and Labor-Market Outcomes," with Kenneth F. Scheve, in Harry Huizinga and Lars Jonung (eds.), Who Should Own Europe? The Internationalization of Asset Ownership in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

    7. "Does Inward Foreign Direct Investment Contribute to Skill Upgrading in Developing Countries?" in William Milberg (ed) Labor and the Globalization of Production, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

    8. "The Role of Multinational Corporations in International Business Cycle Transmission," with Gordon H. Hanson, in Rolf Langhammer (ed) Macroeconomic Policies in the World Economy: Proceedings of the Kiel Week Conference, Springer Verlag, 2004.

    9. "Globalization and Employment by U.S. Multinationals: A Framework and Facts." Daily Tax Report, March 26, 2004.

    10. "Host-Country Determinants of U.S. Foreign Direct Investment into Europe," in Heinz Herrmann and Robert E. Lipsey (eds) Foreign Direct Investment in the Real and Financial Sector of Industrial Economies, Springer Verlag, 2003.

    11. "Immigration and the U.S. Economy: Labor-Market Impacts, Illegal Entry, and Policy Choices," with Gordon H. Hanson, Kenneth F. Scheve, and Antonio Spilimbergo, in Tito Boeri (ed) Immigration Policy and the Welfare State, Oxford University Press, 2002.

    12. "Protectionist Tendencies in the North and Vulnerable Economies in the South," in S. Mansoob Murshed (ed) Globalization, Marginalization, and Development, New York: Routledge, 2002.

    13. "The Effects of Growing International Trade on the U.S. Labor Market," with George Johnson, in Robert Solow and Alan B. Krueger (eds) The Roaring Nineties, Russell Sage Foundation, 2001.

    14. "Measuring Product-Market Integration," with Michael M. Knetter, in Linda Goldberg (ed) Topics in Empirical International Economics: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert E. Lipsey, National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Volume, 2001.

    15. "What Are the Results of Product-Price Studies and What Can We Learn From Their Differences?" in Robert C. Feenstra (ed) The Impact of International Trade on Wages, National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Volume, 2000.

    16. "Causes and Consequences of Changing Income Inequality," with Danny Blanchflower, in Albert Fishlow and Karen Parker (eds) Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality, Council on Foreign Relations, 1999.

    17. "Technological Change as a Driving Force of Rising Income Inequality," with Jonathan E. Haskel, in Horst Siebert (ed) Globalization and Labor: Proceedings of the Kiel Conference, 1999.

    18. "Comment: Is Growth in Developing Countries Beneficial to Industrial Countries?" in Michael Bruno and Boris Pleskovic (eds) Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 1995.

    19. "The Impact of Internationalization on U.S. Income Distribution," in Richard O'Brien (ed) Finance and the International Economy 8: Amex Bank Review Prize Essays, 1994.