Wright, Robert
November 1993
New Republic;11/1/93, Vol. 209 Issue 18, p42
Examines the origin of the distorted figure on the estimated number of job losses in the United States due to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Claim by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that it got its figure from University of California economist Raul Hinojosa; Angry reaction of Hinojosa; EPI's use of a computer model developed by Hinojosa and Robert McCleery for assessing free trade with Mexico; Hinojosa's refusal to push through with the computer model because the assumptions used by EPI were not acceptable to him; McCleery persuaded to use the computer model; Result worked into a paper by EPI President Jeff Faux and staffer William Spriggs.


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