Division of Economic and Labor Research (ELR)
The Division of Economic and Labor Research (ELR) provides evaluations of the effects of U.S. international economic policies and foreign economic developments on the earnings and employment of workers in the United States. The research program includes analysis of the impact of changes in international trade, investment, and technology transfer on U.S. workers. Division staff advise senior Department of Labor officials regarding the application, interpretation, and relevance of economic research to current international economic policy issues, and provide research results and economic analyses as requested for the formulation of international economic policies and programs. This research may be supplemented by outside contractors.