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Lori G Kletzer
  • Title
    • Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • Division Chancellor's Office/EVC
  • Department
    • Chancellor's Office/EVC
  • Affiliations Economics Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Kerr Hall, 271
  • Mail Stop Chancellor's Office

Summary of Expertise

Lori Kletzer's areas of specialization are labor economics, industrial relations, and applied econometrics. Her current research interests include the domestic labor market consequences of increasing economic integration; the causes and costs of job displacement; differences in educational attainment, occupation, and earnings between black and white women; and the economics of higher education. She was a member of the faculty at Williams College before coming to UCSC in 1993.

Research Interests

Labor economics, industrial relations, applied econometrics.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

  • Imports, Exports, and Jobs: What does trade mean for employment and job loss?, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI, December 2002.
  • Globalization and American Job Loss: Public Policy to Help Workers, Perspectives on Work, Industrial Relations Research Association, Volume 6, No. 1, June 2002, pp. 28-30.
  • Job Loss from Imports: Measuring the Costs, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC, September 2001.
  • A Prescription to Relieve Worker Anxiety, (with Robert E. Litan), Institute for International Economics, International Economics Policy Brief, #PB01-2, March 2001.
  • The Long-Term Costs of Job Displacement Among Young Workers, (with R. Fairlie), Industrial and Labor Relations Review, forthcoming.
  • Kletzer, L. G. "Trade and Job Loss in U.S. Manufactur-ing, 1979-94." In R. C. Feenstra (ed.), The Impact of International Trade on Wages. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Kletzer, L. G., and R. Fairlie. "Jobs Lost, Jobs Regained: An Analysis of Black/White Differences in Job Displacement in the 1980s," Industrial Relations, 37(4): 460-477, October 1998.
  • Kletzer, L. G. (with J. Behrman, M. McPherson, and M. O. Schapiro). "The Microeconomics of College Choice, Careers, and Wages," Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 559:12-23, September 1998.
  • Kletzer, L. G. "International Trade and Job Loss in U.S. Manufacturing, 1979-91." In S. M. Collins (ed.), Imports, Exports, and the American Worker. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1998.
  • "Increasing Foreign Competition and Job Insecurity: Are They Related?" In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting, Industrial Relations Research Association, January 1998, pp. 99-106.
  • "Job Displacement," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 12(1):115-136, winter 1998.
  • "The Role of Sector-Specific Skills in Postdisplacement Earnings," Industrial Relations, 35(4):473-490, October 1996.