Demand Shocks, Supply Chains and Spillovers in Local Economies: The Case of the Automotive Industry

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Early Career Research Award


This research project develops a novel empirical strategy to estimate how changes in the demand for specific automobiles impacts employment in the local economies where they are produced. This research aims to show not only how product demand shocks affect employment of the workers who assemble the cars, but also how these shocks propagate through the supply chain and spill over into non-manufacturing sectors of a local economy.