Gordon Hanson

Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations and Director of the Center on Global Transformation, UC San Diego

Hanson holds the Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations at UC San Diego, where he is Director of the Center on Global Transformation and has faculty positions in the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Department of Economics. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Co-editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Prior to joining UCSD in 2001, he was on the Economics Faculty at the University of Michigan (1998-2001) and at the University of Texas (1992-1998).

He received his PhD from MIT in 1992 and his BA from Occidental College in 1986. Hanson specialises in the economics of international trade, international migration, and foreign direct investment. His current research examines the international migration of skilled labour, the impact of imports from China on the US labour market, the determinants of comparative advantage, and the use of satellite imagery to measure global economic development..

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey