Robert Z. Lawrence


Areas of Expertise

  • Globalization
  • Labor
  • Trade Policy

Senior Research Staff

Robert Z. Lawrence

Media Appearances

American Capitalism Isn't Broken After All
Op-ed | July 26, 2015
Clive Crook explains how Robert Z. Lawrence's calculations show that, properly measured, the gap between wages and productivity disappears for the period from 1970 to 2000, possibly up to 2008.

US Wages, Contrary To The Usual Line, Have Been Keeping Up With Productivity
Op-ed | July 24, 2015
Tim Worstall reports on Robert Z. Lawrence's blog post explaining why the gap between real wages and labor productivity, contrary to popular belief, has not been growing.

Washington Post
America's Trade Muddle
March 31, 2013
Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson writes about the love-hate relationship with foreign trade that Americans have, largely drawing upon examples from Robert Z. Lawrence's book, Rising Tide: Is Growth in Emerging Economies Good for the United States?


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