Lori G. Kletzer

Professor of Economics

Chair, Academic Senate

University of California, Santa Cruz

Department of Economics

439 Engineering 2 Bldg.

1156 High St.

Santa Cruz, CA 95064


Ph:   (831) 459-3596

Fax: (831) 459-5077

E-mail: lkletzer@ucsc.edu



        Economics 180, Labor Economics, Fall 2009

        Economics 104, Spring 2008

Research and Recent Papers

Current Research Interests

  • Services Global Outsourcing
  • Labor market adjustment policies
  • Impact of high-skill temporary visa migrant workers on domestic wages and employment
  • Causes and costs of job displacement
  • A copy of my curriculum vitae is available.


Papers in Progress:


“Understanding the Domestic Labor Market Impact of Offshore Services Outsourcing: Measurement Issues,” October 2009, paper prepared for “Measurement Issues Arising from the Growth of Globalization,” conference sponsored

By the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and the National Academy of Public Administration, November 6-7, 2009. Conference website here




Imports, Exports, and Jobs: What does trade mean for employment and job loss?, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, December 2002.

Job Loss from Imports: Measuring the Costs, Institute for International Economics, September 2001.


“Measuring Tradable Services and the Task Content of Offshorable Services Jobs,” (with J. Bradford Jensen) in Labor in the New Economy, Katharine Abraham, Mike Harper and James Spletzer, eds., University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.


“Trade and Immigration: Implications for the U.S. Labor Market,” in A Future of Good Jobs: America’s Challenge in the Global Economy, Timothy Bartik and Susan Houseman, eds., Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, forthcoming 2008.

“Reforming Unemployment Insurance for the Twenty-First Century Workforce,” (with Howard Rosen), The Hamilton Project, Discussion Paper 2006-06, The Brookings Institution, September 2006.

“Tradable Services: Understanding the Scope and Impact of Services Offshoring,” (with J. Bradford Jensen), in Brookings Trade Forum 2005, “Offshoring White-Collar Work — The Issues and the Implications,” Lael Brainard and Susan M. Collins, editors, 2006, pp. 75-134.

“Easing the Adjustment Burden on US Workers,” (with Howard Rosen), in C.F. Bergsten, ed., The United States and the World Economy: Foreign Economic Policy for the Next Decade, Institute for International Economics, January 2005, pp. 313-342.

“Trade-related Job Loss and Wage Insurance: A Synthetic Review,” Review of International Economics, Volume 12, Issue 5, November 2004.

"International Experience with Job Training: Lessons for the U.S.," (with W. Koch), in C. O’Leary, R. Straits, and S. Wandner, eds., Job Training Policy in the U.S., W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2004.

"The Long-Term Costs of Job Displacement for Young Adult Workers," (with Robert Fairlie), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 2003- PDF file


“’Fear’ and Offshoring: The Scope and Potential Impact of Imports and Exports of Services,” (with J. Bradford Jensen), Peterson Institute for International Economics, Policy Brief #PB08-1, January 2008.


Comments on “Offshoring: Big Deal, or Business as Usual?,” by Alan S. Blinder and “Outsourcing: Why the U.S. Has Nothing to Fear,” by Jagdish Bhagwati, in Benjamin Friedman, ed., Offshoring of American Jobs: What Response From U.S. Economic Policy,? Alvin Hansen Symposium on Public Policy, MIT Press, forthcoming.

Comment on Desiree van Welsum and Xavier Reif, “We can work it out – The globalisation of ICT-enabled services,” in Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew Slaughter, eds., International Service Flows, Conference on Research on Income and Wealth (CRIW), National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press, 2008.


“Globalization and Job Loss, from Manufacturing to Services,” Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Second Quarter 2005.

"A Prescription to Relieve Worker Anxiety,"(with Robert E. Litan), Institute for International Economics Policy Brief, #PB01-2, March 2001.

"Globalization and American Job Loss: Public Policy to Help Workers", Industrial Relations Research Association, Perspectives on Work, Vol. 6, No. 1, June 2002.

"Imports, Exports, and American Jobs: Understanding the Links and What They Mean for U.S. Workers," Center for National Policy, Trade Policy: Forging a New Consensus, July 2003.


UC Santa Cruz - Lori Kletzer – 15 May 2007