Trade Talks
Trade Talks
11: The Complicated Impact of Trade...on Developing Countries
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PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of the Economist examine the impact of international trade on economic activity within developing countries like India, Vietnam, and Brazil. They talk with Professor Nina Pavcnik…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
10: What If the UK Crashed into a No-Deal Brexit?
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PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of The Economist examine what a no-deal Brexit would look like, or the economic implications if Britain were to split from the European Union without a…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
9: Happy 70th GATTiversary--The Origins of Multilateral Trade
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On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of The Economist focus on the origins of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or GATT. They speak…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
8: NAFTA Time Out--Unsurprisingly Unconventional
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Soumaya Keynes of the Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown focus on the economic tension arising through the ongoing NAFTA—or North American Free Trade Agreement—talks between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
7: Tariffs, Subsidies, and Not-So-Friendly Skies
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown discuss an ongoing trade dispute involving large civil aircraft jets, Bombardier and Boeing, as well as the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom,…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
6: Uncertainty and Trade Deals--Not Good
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PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of The Economist focus this week on the costs of increased uncertainty generated by President Trump’s threat to rip up US trade agreements as well as…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
5: Solar Tariffs, Clean Energy (and Trump)
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown discuss President Trump’s upcoming choice to grant trade protection to a sliver of the US solar manufacturing industry. The episode describes cleavages within…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
4: Holding the WTO Hostage, Trump Style
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Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown focus on the Trump administration’s approach to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The episode describes US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s recently articulated positions…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
3: Nerves of Steel: Waiting for Trump's Trade War
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Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad Bown (PIIE) focus on the Trump administration’s risking a trade war, after the president started a Section 232 investigation into whether steel and aluminum imports are a threat to…

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
2: Trump Threatens the South Korea-US Trade Deal
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This week Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes focus on the South Korea-US free trade agreement (KORUS) and President Donald Trump’s unhappiness with it, as his administration alternates between threats of withdrawal and renegotiation. The…