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Fourth Quarter 2011

American Made

The manufacturing sector is stronger than you might think — but new vulnerabilities are emerging

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Bernanke, Ben. "Embracing the Challenge of Free Trade: Competing and Prospering in a Global Economy." Speech to the Montana Economic Development Summit in Butte, Mont., May 2007.

Houseman, Susan, Christopher Kurz, Paul Lengermann, and Benjamin Mandel. "Offshoring Bias in U.S. Manufacturing." Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2011, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 111-132. (Working paper version available online.)

Lacy, Robert. "Whither North Carolina Manufacturing?" Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Working Paper No. 04-07, September 2004.

Pisano, Gary, and Willy Shih. "Restoring American Competitiveness." Harvard Business Review, July-August 2009, pp. 114-125. (Paper available online with free registration.)

Walsh, Carl. "The Productivity and Jobs Connection: The Long and the Short Run of It." Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter No. 2004-18, July 2004.

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