Found 397 article(s) in category 'Trade Policy'

Trump’s Trade Game

Trump’s Trade Game. Dani Rodrik, January 16, 2019, Opinion, “In 2018, US President Donald Trump finally followed through on his “America first” trade strategy. Yet it is already clear that his policies will have little impact on trade growth, and even less effect on China’s behavior.Link

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There Is “Significant Risk” Of Recession

There Is “Significant Risk” Of Recession. Lawrence Summers, January 10, 2019, Video, “There is “significant risk” of a recession in the next two years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers repeated yesterday on Bloomberg TV. Summers, now an economist at Harvard University, focused his comments on China’s economy, which he warned was “seeing as difficult a moment… as any they’ve had in the last 10 or 20 years.” Link

 

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The Shutdown Could Disrupt The U.S. Economy In A Big Way

The Shutdown Could Disrupt The U.S. Economy In A Big Way. Nancy Koehn, January 8, 2019, Audio, “Will the government shutdown have a long-term impact on the U.S. economy? Nancy Koehn, professor at the Harvard Business School, said that the shutdown could disrupt the economy on both a micro and macro level. “What’s interesting to me as someone who has done a lot of economic work is how we’re beginning to see the cascading consequences,” she said on Boston Public Radio Tuesday. There are individual pains — like farmers not being able to get loans or aid to help cope with the U.S.-China trade war.Link

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China’s Malign Secrecy

China’s Malign Secrecy. Ricardo Hausmann, January 2, 2019, Opinion, “In principle, China’s massive savings, infrastructure know-how, and willingness to lend could be great for developing economies. Alas, as many countries have learned the hard way, Chinese development finance often delivers a corruption-filled sugar high to the economy, followed by a nasty financial (and sometimes political) hangover.Link

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Tariffs Should Target Chinese Lawlessness, Not the Trade Deficit

Tariffs Should Target Chinese Lawlessness, Not the Trade Deficit. Martin Feldstein, December 27, 2018, Opinion, “Made in China 2025 is Beijing’s plan to dominate global markets in a wide range of high-tech products. China’s strategy is to give large government subsidies to state-owned companies and supplement their research with technology stolen from American and other Western companies. This theft includes using the internet to invade the computers of foreign firms and forbidding companies to do business in China unless they share their technology with Chinese firms.Link

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Can anything hold back China’s economy?

Can anything hold back China’s economy? Lawrence Summers, December 3, 2018, Opinion, “Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping reached an agreement over the weekend at the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina on a framework for trade dialogue that will delay the imposition of new U.S. tariffs. While surely better than the alternative, this step does not address any of the fundamental tensions in the economic relationship between the United States and China.Link

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The US-China conundrum

The US-China conundrum. Lawrence Summers, November 30, 2018, Video, “Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said America has an inalienable right to police unfair trade practices by major trading partners. “We, in the United States, need to be very clear, we are entitled and we are right to reject Chinese cheating, Chinese violation of the rules, rules that don’t cover unfair practices,” Summers said during an interview on FOX Business’ “WSJ At Large With Gerry Baker Opens a New Window. ” on Friday. ”We’re right when we’re against that.”Link

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Trump’s trade wars and Brexit are making us all poorer

Trump’s trade wars and Brexit are making us all poorer. Jeffrey Frankel, November 27, 2018, Opinion, “The world is in a trade war and there is no sign of peace breaking out anytime soon. By now, the disruption to trade appears extensive enough to factor negatively into forecasts for economic growth. Does that mean the Federal Reserve should stop gradually raising interest rates?Link

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Stephen Walt on How Foreign Policy Elites Ruined the World

Stephen Walt on How Foreign Policy Elites Ruined the World. Stephen Walt, November 27, 2018, Audio, “Foreign policy scholar and historian, Stephen Walt, is not shy about calling out his profession and colleagues on a legacy of judgement errors, which he feels led to many geopolitical catastrophes. To deal with 21st century challenges, according to Walt, this foreign policy elite, called “The Blob” by former Obama foreign policy advisor, Ben Rhodes, must break free of its circular thinking, and allow in alternative viewpoints. Walt will detail for us examples of “The Blob’s” failure from his new book The Hell Of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy. Walt is professor of international relations at Harvard University, and writes for the Foreign Policy blog.Link

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