Found 439 article(s) in category 'Trade Policy'

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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US Imposes New $200bn Tariffs on China

US Imposes New $200bn Tariffs on China. Mark Wu, September 17, 2018, Audio, “The US is imposing new tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods as it escalates its trade war with Beijing. We hear from Mark Wu, professor of international trade law at Harvard Law School. So what is the view on this in China? We speak to our Asia Business Correspondent Karishma Vaswani from the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China.Link

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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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UK Competitiveness after Brexit

UK Competitiveness after Brexit. Christian Ketels, Michael Porter, 2018, Paper, “On June 23rd, 2016 52% of UK voters opted to put their country on the path to leave the European Union by March 29, 2019. This result was a surprise to many, and went against the advice of the vast majority of economic experts and business leaders. Two years later, and after a remarkable period in UK politics, key questions about the future relationship between the UK and the EU remain unresolved. Various models have been proposed; the latest one by Prime Minister May triggered the resignation of a number of key ministers. All of them struggle to deal with a fundamental tension: how to square barrier-free trade between the UK and the EU, especially across the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, with both full policy sovereignty for the UK and adherence to the ‘four freedoms’ at the heart of the EUs Single Market. A ‘no deal’ Brexit by default remains an option, despite the costs to UK businesses and the wider UK economy.Link

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Can the Trading System Survive US–China Trade Friction?

Can the Trading System Survive US–China Trade Friction? Robert Lawrence, September 13, 2018, Paper, “Donald Trump has sought to change US trading relationships by raising protection at home and taxing the offshore activities of US companies abroad. These measures, which both use and violate trade rules, have provoked retaliation from other countries. Such friction has restricted and distorted trade and investment, undermined the rules‐based trading system and perhaps permanently damaged global value chains that depend on stable rules for market access. Trump has justified some of his measures as a response to China’s alleged unfair practices and indeed, China has adopted industrial and technology policies that are formally neutral between domestic and foreign firms but in practice have led foreign firms to complain about discriminatory practices that favor Chinese firms.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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