Freeman Center for International Economic Policy

Freeman, McCarthy, Humphrey, LBJ

The Orville and Jane Freeman Chair and Freeman Center for International Economic Policy were established in the 1990 to honor the achievements of two great social and political leaders. The Center addresses major challenges of an increasingly interdependent global economy and crafts effective policy responses.

Workshops on Global Economic and Other Policy Issues

The Freeman Center has sponsored a bi-weekly workshop on global economic and other policy issues since 1991. These recognized forums provide a place where researchers on international policy issues and Minnesota's business and public sectors can share ideas.

Unless otherwise noted, sessions are held every other Tuesday from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School during the fall and spring semesters. Recent workshop and seminar information available here.

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
254 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

In the 2016 election, political speeches about the scourge of offshoring were apparently effective at harnessing anti-globalization sentiment. This paper seeks to identify for whom and under what conditions offshoring is politically salient in the absence of such political messaging. Using an experiment fielded the week before the election, we find that the inherent political salience of offshoring is limited to very specific demographic groups and offshoring locations.