Article Review on “Globalization hurt factory workers. Why not doctors?”

NOTE, This article challenges our assumptions that the impact of globalization and regional trade agreements on national economies has gone in an inevitable direction. We typically take for granted that globalization leads to increased wage pressure in manufacturing via liberalization in the trade of goods. But that globalization has much less impact on wages in sectors where service offerings are less tradeable, such as among medical professionals. This article asks you to view this pattern in terms of deliberate choices made by trade negotiators. If regional agreements had been hammered out in a different way, there may well be a different set of “winners” and “losers” in the final outcome.