Found 385 article(s) in category 'Trade Policy'

Former Clinton Aide Larry Summers Pounds Trump Trade Strategy as ‘Very Erratic’

Former Clinton Aide Larry Summers Pounds Trump Trade Strategy as ‘Very Erratic‘. Lawrence Summers, October 17, 2018, Video, “The new North American trade agreement negotiated by the Trump Administration is slightly better than the original NAFTA, former Clinton Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers admitted, but the negotiating techniques used to achieve it were too risky, he said.Link

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The New and Not Improved NAFTA

The New and Not Improved NAFTA. Jeffrey Frankel, October 9, 2018, Opinion, “US President Donald Trump has called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which succeeds NAFTA, “the single greatest agreement ever signed.” In reality, it is not as good as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, from which Trump withdrew the US upon taking office, nor is it particularly better than the agreement it replaced.Link

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Will New Technologies Help or Harm Developing Countries?

Will New Technologies Help or Harm Developing Countries? Dani Rodrik, October 8, 2018, Opinion, “Trade and technology present an opportunity when they are able to leverage existing capabilities, and thereby provide a more direct and reliable path to development. When they demand complementary and costly investments, they are no longer a shortcut around traditional manufacturing-led development.Link

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USMCA Won’t Pave The Way For Best Trade Deal With China

USMCA Won’t Pave The Way For Best Trade Deal With China. Robert Lawrence, October 3, 2018, Audio, “Robert Lawrence, Professor of International Trade and Investment at Harvard Kennedy School, on the new Mexico-Canada trade deal, and how that impacts the outlook for China negotiations. Hosted by Pimm Fox and Lisa Abramowicz.Link

 

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Identity Politics and Trade Policy

Identity Politics and Trade Policy. Elhanan Helpman, October 2, 2018, Paper, “We characterize trade policies that result from political competition when assessments of wellbeing include both material and psychosocial components. The material component reflects, as usual, satisfaction from consumption. Borrowing from social identity theory, we take the psychosocial component as combining the pride and self-esteem an individual draws from the status of groups with which she identities and a dissonance cost she bears from identifying with those that are different from herself.Link

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The China Tariff Mess

The China Tariff Mess. Martin Feldstein, September 28, 2018, Opinion, “The cost to US consumers and firms imposed by tariffs on Chinese imports is not large relative to the gain that would be achieved if the US succeeds in persuading China to stop illegally taking US firms’ technology. But the Trump administration should state that this is the goal, and that the tariffs will be removed when it is met.Link

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Trump’s Currency Confusion Continues

Trump’s Currency Confusion Continues. Jeffrey Frankel, September 20, 2018, Opinion, “Ever since the 2016 US presidential campaign, Donald Trump has falsely accused the Chinese of keeping the renminbi artificially weak. But the fact is that Trump’s own economic policies are driving up the value of dollar – an outcome that would have been foreseen by anyone with a basic understanding of economics.Link

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