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Trade Talks

Summary: Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a podcast about the economics of international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers trade developments with insights and economic analysis from two of the world's top trade geeks.

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Podcasts:

 138. Trade and the worst financial crisis of the century—in 1866 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

London’s central role in 19th century trade finance meant that its bank failure had effects for decades.

 137. Imbalances, Inequality, and Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

China, the US and Germany each suffer from inequality and trade imbalances. Their linkages, and how policymakers try to fix them.

 136. Vaccine economics, and why we need trade to end the pandemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala explains one way to solve the economic problem of how to manufacture and globally distribute a vaccine.

 135. All you need to know about the race to lead the WTO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

What people want from the next leader of the World Trade Organization.

 134. Opportunities and setbacks for Black workers in the 20th century | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Economic gains for America’s Black workers stalled in the 1970s. The role of migration, policy and trade.

 133. How one man and some metal boxes revolutionized global trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Malcom McLean spurred containerized shipping in the 1950s. The impact on people, ports, cities and, of course, trade, was massive.

 132. US-China Trade War: The Negotiators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

How the people Presidents Trump and Xi tapped to negotiate helped shape the US-China trade relationship over 2017-2020.

 131. How travel matters for trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Why Nigerian traders pay so much to travel to China, and how COVID-19 has made that more complicated.

 130. So you want to design a tariff schedule… | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Making sense of the ‘Global Tariffs’ that the UK will begin to apply to thousands of imported products after Brexit is complete.

 129. Operation Quack Hack: Are China’s medical supplies safe to trade? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Faulty Chinese medical gear emerges, as both the US and China adjust their product regulations in response to the pandemic.

 128. Beautiful Trade in Ugly Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

In good times, cosmetics are a logistical challenge, as dangerous goods go from ideas to store shelves. Now come the hard times.

 127. The COVID-19 Trade Collapse: Lessons from 2009? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Understanding the Great Trade Collapse of 2009 may help anticipate the impending decline in exports and imports today.

 127. The COVID-19 Trade Collapse: Lessons from 2009? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Amid the Great Recession of 2008-9, global trade collapsed by 15 percent. Decomposing the role of supply chains, trade in autos and other durable goods, inventory adjustments, trade finance, protectionism, the shock to demand, and even the exchange rate movements, may help us understand how the trade collapse of 2020 evolves, as well as the prospects for a V-shaped recovery. Read more… Soumaya Keynes. 2020. If you thought the trade war was bad for global commerce… The Economist, 26 March. George Alessandria, Joseph P. Kaboski, and Virgiliu Midrigan. 2011. US Trade and Inventory Dynamics. American Economic Review. Mary Amiti and David Weinstein. 2011. Exports and financial shocks. Quarterly Journal of Economics. Irena Asmundson, Thomas Dorsey, Armine Khachatryan, Iona Niculcea, and Mika Saito. 2011. Trade finance in the 2008–2009 financial crisis: evidence from IMF and BAFT-IFSA surveys of banks. In Trade Finance During the Great Trade Collapse,  Jean-Pierre Chauffour and Mariem Malouche (eds.) Washington, DC: World Bank. Richard Baldwin (ed.) 2009. The Great Trade Collapse: Causes, Consequences, and Prospects. London, UK: CEPR. Richard Baldwin and Simon Evenett (eds.) 2009. The Collapse of Global Trade, Murky Protectionism, and the Crisis: Recommendations for the G20. London, UK: CEPR. Rudolfs Bems, Robert C. Johnson and Kei-Mu Yi. 2013. The Great Trade Collapse. Annual Review of Economics. Chad P. Bown. (ed.) 2011. The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers. Washington, DC: World Bank Chad P. Bown and Meredith A. Crowley. 2013. Import protection, business cycles, and exchange rates: evidence from the Great Recession. Journal of International Economics. Natalie Chen and Luciana Juvenal. 2018. Quality and the Great Trade Collapse. Journal of Development Economics. Davin Chor and Kalina Manova. 2012. Off the cliff and back? Credit conditions and international trade during the global financial crisis. Journal of International Economics. Jonathan Eaton, Samuel Kortum, Brent Neiman, John Romalis. 2016. Trade and the global recession. American Economic Review. Gita Gopinath, Oleg Itskhoki and Brent Neiman. 2012. Trade Prices and the Global Trade Collapse of 2008–09. IMF Economic Review. Hiau Looi Kee, Cristina Neagu and Alessandro Nicita. 2013. Is Protectionism on the Rise? Assessing National Trade Policies during the Crisis of 2008. The Review of Economics and Statistics. Andrei A. Levchenko, Logan T. Lewis, and Linda L. Tesar. 2010. The Collapse of International Trade during the 2008-09 Crisis: In Search of the Smoking Gun. IMF Economic Review.

 126. COVID-19 and Trade: Stories from the Data | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

How companies are coping (or not) with the massive disruption in global trade flows due to COVID-19.

 125. Coronavirus and Trade Restrictions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Countries try to beat COVID-19 by limiting exports of medical supplies and cutting tariffs.

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