Trade Talks
Trade Talks
180. The WTO is in trouble. Econ 101 to the rescue?
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How understanding the WTO’s past can help foster its revival – including for policy challenges like climate and China’s non-market economy.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
179. Why Taiwan restricts high-tech investment into China
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For decades, Taiwan has limited how and how much its tech firms like TSMC could invest in mainland China. Are there lessons for the United States?

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
178. Why sanctions to stop Russian gas pipelines backfired
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US sanctions on European allies repeatedly failed to stop Russian gas pipelines, harmed transatlantic ties, and undermined US policy.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
177. How the Rana Plaza factory collapse changed global supply chains
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New research examines how NGOs, consumers, and major retailers responded to the outrage following the 2013 tragedy in Bangladesh.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
176. The Cold War scandal over export controls
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The leakage of submarine technology to the Soviet Union in the 1980s has lessons for the limits to and coordination of allies’ export controls today.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
175. The dreaded WTO ruling on Trump’s national security tariffs
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The WTO ruled against Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, dragging the organization into thorny national security issues.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
174. The incredible rise of Chinese fintech
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New super apps and other internet-enabled technologies have transformed China’s financial sector, with global implications, says Martin Chorzempa.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
173: Did Britain’s slave trade help drive its industrial revolution?
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New research reveals how Britain’s economy benefited from the brutal transatlantic slave trade and its slave holdings.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
172. Peru’s “China shock”: Surprising turns and the women left behind
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A flood of imports from China had an unexpected impact on the Peruvian clothing industry while discouraging Peru’s women workers.

Trade Talks
Trade Talks
171. What makes a supply chain resilient
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New research examining India’s pandemic lockdowns sheds light on which supply chains stuck together, which broke apart, and why.