Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing Through Public Procurement Policies: How Procurement Policies Can Promote Innovation and Good Jobs

Source: Robert Pollin, James Heintz, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), December 2015

From the abstract:
This study advances a policy framework capable of supporting a major revival of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The study focuses on one set of policy tools—U.S. public sector procurement of manufactured goods—to promote growth and expanding job opportunities within one manufacturing industry, the production of railcar transportation equipment. The authors find that significant but straightforward reforms of the “Buy America” program of the Department of Transportation are capable of generating major benefits to domestic railcar manufacturers and workers in this sector.
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