Trade Talks
Trade Talks
32: Trump, China, and Tariffs: $3 billion, $50 billion, or $100 billion?
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Keynes and Bown discuss the escalating tariff fight between President Trump and China. They update the status of Trump’s “national security” tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as Beijing’s retaliation over $3 billion of…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
31: Trade Wars and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff: What Really Happened?
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Keynes and Bown speak with Douglas Irwin (PIIE and Dartmouth College) about popular misconceptions around the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, the Great Depression, and the global trade wars that ensued. They discuss how the…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
30: Trade Talks to Real People
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Keynes and Bown have a conversation with Ana Swanson from the New York Times about trade and journalism. They discuss encounters relating to steel, aluminum, softwood lumber and lobsters, as well as the surprises along…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
29: After Trump's Tariffs: Retaliation, Negotiation, and Litigation
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown explain developments resulting from President Trump’s announcement of new “national security” import tariffs on steel and aluminum. They discuss those countries hit by—and…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
28: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 4
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 4 of this 4-episode conversation, they provide a…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
27: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 3
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 3 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss concerns…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
26: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 2
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 2 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss ways…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
25: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 1
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 1 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss the…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
24: The Trump Administration Views Trade as National Security Threat
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Soumaya Keynes of the Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown explore the US Department of Commerce findings that imports of steel and aluminum threaten national security and the recommendation that President Trump impose…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
23: Did Protectionism Make America Great?
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PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of the Economist talk with PIIE Senior Fellow Douglas Irwin about his recent book Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy and the role…