Found 369 article(s) in category 'Trade Policy'

Trade Shifts Pollution More than Regs Shift Trade

Trade Shifts Pollution More than Regs Shift Trade. Joseph Aldy, September/October 2018, Paper, “Burning coal to power manufacturing
contributes to premature mortality in the United States and in developing countries alike. Despite stringent environmental regulations, U.S. coal-fired power plants still cause tens of thousands of early deaths each year. Any factor that causes manufacturing activity to shift from the United States to other countries can also shift the demand for coal-fired power — and its pollution — to these other countries.Link

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What Happens After China Surpasses the U.S. Economy. Bloomberg Opinion Radio

What Happens After China Surpasses the U.S. Economy. Bloomberg Opinion Radio. Noah Feldman, September 7, 2018, Audio, “Hosted by June Grasso. Guests: Sarah Halzack, Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “Nike’s Kaepernick Campaign Is Worth the Risk.” Joe Nocera, Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “Weakened Unions Explain the Lack of Wage Gains.” Daniel Moss, Bloomberg View economics editor and columnist: “What Happens After China Surpasses the U.S. Economy.” Noah Feldman, Professor at Harvard Law and Bloomberg Opinion columnist: “In America, the Press Is Free to Bury the News.” Nathaniel Bullard, energy analyst and Bloomberg View columnist: “Electric Vehicles’ Day Will Come Suddenly.”Link

 

 

 

 

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Is America’s economy crushing it?

Is America’s economy crushing it? Kenneth Rogoff, August 29, 2018, Video, “As economists and Fed officials try to handicap whether the U.S. economy is “crushing it” as described by Trump’s chief economic advisor Larry Kudlow, it is fair to note there is a growing consensus that the recovery is not only sustainable but is also gaining momentum.Link

 

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Trump’s Goal With China Is Big Tariffs, Not A Deal

Trump’s Goal With China Is Big Tariffs, Not A Deal. Robert Lawrence, August 15, 2018, Audio, “Robert Lawrence, Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School and former economic advisor to Clinton, on the deal that Trump really wants with China. Hosted by Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz.Link

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Understanding Brexit: Cultural Resentment versus Economic Grievances

Understanding Brexit: Cultural Resentment versus Economic Grievances. Pippa Norris, 2018, Paper, “This study considers the evidence for ‘demand-side’ theories seeking to explain the outcome of the Brexit referendum and subsequent divisions in UK politics. Economic theories suggest that the Leave decision was driven mainly by the ‘left-behinds’ in jobs or wages, such as those living in struggling communities in the North of England, the Midlands, and Wales. By contrast cultural accounts emphasize political attitudes and values, including long-term British suspicion about the European Union project, public disgust with the political class at Westminster, anxiety about the effects of the refugee crisis and migration from other EU countries, and opposition to the government’s austerity cuts. These theories can also be regarded as complimentary rather than rivals, for example if economic deprivation catalyzed resentment about immigrants and the rejection of open borders.Link

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Globalization and Inequality

Globalization and Inequality. Elhanan Helpman, 2018, Book, “Globalization is not the primary cause of rising inequality. This may come as a surprise. Inequality within nations has risen steadily in recent decades, at a time when countries around the world have eased restrictions on the movement of goods, capital, and labor. Many assume a causal relationship, which has motivated opposition to policies that promote freer trade. Elhanan Helpman shows, however, in this timely study that this assumption about the effects of globalization is more myth than fact.Link

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