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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:

 73: Soybeans and the Trade War Fallout | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss the economics of soybeans, a major American export targeted by Chinese tariffs as part of the ongoing US-China trade war. Keynes visits farms in Iowa, and the two explain the impact of competition from Argentina and Brazil, as well as the yo-yo’ing of soybean prices during the ongoing conflict. Read more… Soumaya Keynes. The global soyabean market has been upended. The Economist, 21 February 2019.

 72: Richard Baldwin on Disruption, Technology and Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown sit down with Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute) to talk about centuries of economic and social change resulting from the combined forces of globalization and new innovations. They also discuss his new book The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work and about how ICT, digital trade, artificial intelligence, machine learning and tele-migrants may soon create social havoc for a very different type of worker than has been forced to adjust in the past.

 71: Money Matters for Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown sit down with Kalina Manova (University College London) to talk about how corporate finance affects international trade. They discuss her research on how access to finance can be a source of comparative advantage, how the financial crisis of 2008–09 contributed to a collapse in global trade, as well as the role that multinational companies sometimes play to help emerging economies overcome poor local financial markets in order to engage in the global economy. (more…)

 70: Nicholas Lardy on the Chinese Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown sit down with Nicholas Lardy (PIIE) to talk about his new book The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China? They discuss the evolution of Chinese economic development since 1978, the role of the private sector, the resurgence of state-owned enterprises under President Xi, and why reform today is so hard.

 70: Nicholas Lardy on the Chinese Economy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown sit down with Nicholas Lardy (PIIE) to talk about his new book The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China? They discuss the evolution of Chinese economic development since 1978, the role of the private sector, the resurgence of state-owned enterprises under President Xi, and why reform today is so hard.

 69: Slowbalization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss forces working to slow the pace of globalization. Patrick Foulis (The Economist) joins from Davos, Robert Johnson from the University of Notre Dame and finally Susan Lund of the McKinsey Global Institute from Washington, DC. They describe recent trends, their causes and reasons to be worried. Then Chad talks about his research on tariffs. Read more… Patrick Foulis. 2019. Globalisation has faltered: It is now being reshaped. The Economist 24 January. Robert C. Johnson and Guillermo Noguera. 2017. A Portrait of Trade in Value Added over Four Decades. The Review of Economics and Statistics.Robert C. Johnson and Guillermo Noguera. 2012. How much value-added is traded? VoxEU.org, 22 July.Susan Lund, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, Jacques Bughin, Mekala Krishnan, Jeongmin Seong, and Mac Muir. 2019. Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains. McKinsey Global Institute Report, January.Chad P. Bown. 2018. Protectionism Was Threatening Global Supply Chains before Trump. VoxEU.org, 8 November.Chad P. Bown. 2018. Trade Policy Toward Supply Chains After the Great Recession. IMF Economic Review.

 69: Slowbalization | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown discuss forces working to slow the pace of globalization. Patrick Foulis (The Economist) joins from Davos, Robert Johnson from the University of Notre Dame and finally Susan Lund of the McKinsey Global Institute from Washington, DC. They describe recent trends, their causes and reasons to be worried. Then Chad talks about his research on tariffs.

 68: Brexit Votes for Uncertainty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss the rocky departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Sam Lowe (Centre for European Reform) joins for an update on the latest political developments as Britain approaches the March 29, 2019 deadline. They then speak with Meredith Crowley (University of Cambridge) and Kyle Handley (University of Michigan) about new research on the economic impact that Brexit-related uncertainty has already had. Read more… Sam Lowe and John Springford. 2019. After the meaningful vote: What are Theresa May’s options? Centre for European Reform Insights, 16 January.Meredith A. Crowley, Oliver Exton, and Lu Han. 2019. Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports. CEPR Discussion Paper No. 13446, January.Kyle Handley, Alejandro Graziano, and Nuno Limão. 2018. Brexit Uncertainty and Trade Disintegration. NBER Working Paper No. 25334, December.

 68: Brexit Votes for Uncertainty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown discuss the rocky departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Sam Lowe (Centre for European Reform) joins for an update on the latest political developments as Britain approaches the March 29, 2019 deadline. They then speak with Meredith Crowley (University of Cambridge) and Kyle Handley (University of Michigan) about new research on the economic impact that Brexit-related uncertainty has already had.

 67: Blood Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with Alice Fulwood (The Economist) about what is behind the $150 billion of annual trade in blood plasma products. They cut through the mystery of the exploding trade flows by explaining technological advancements, value-added, regulatory differences across countries that affect supply and demand, and intriguing developments and patterns of the industry’s cross-border supply chains. Read more… Alice Fulwood. 2018. Blood money. The Economist, 12 May.Henry G. Grabowski and Richard L. Manning. 2016. An Economic Analysis of Global Policy Proposals to Prohibit Compensation of Blood Plasma Donors. International Journal of the Economics of Business.

 67: Blood Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown speak with Alice Fulwood (The Economist) about what is behind the $150 billion of annual trade in blood plasma products. They cut through the mystery of the exploding trade flows by explaining technological advancements, value-added, regulatory differences across countries that affect supply and demand, and intriguing developments and patterns of the industry's cross-border supply chains.

 66: Paul Krugman Talks Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown sit down with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman (CUNY and New York Times) in a wide-ranging interview about international trade. They discuss NAFTA, labor standards, and the USMCA (2:25); the current toxicity of trade politics (8:00); the wonky economics of comparative advantage versus increasing returns to scale trade (16:55); when and why the trade world changed (21:30); trade’s impact on US wage inequality (25:10); more wonky economics of strategic trade policy (29:30); China’s trade and industrial policy (34:45); what the Trump administration gets right about trade (39:40); and more. Soumaya Keynes, Paul Krugman, and Chad P. Bown, New York City, 2018.

 66: Paul Krugman Talks Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown sit down with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman (CUNY and New York Times) in a wide-ranging interview about international trade. They discuss NAFTA, labor standards, and the USMCA (2:25); the current toxicity of trade politics (8:00); the wonky economics of comparative advantage versus increasing returns to scale trade (16:55); when and why the trade world changed (21:30); trade's impact on US wage inequality (25:10); more wonky economics of strategic trade policy (29:30); China's trade and industrial policy (34:45); what the Trump administration gets right about trade (39:40); and more.

 65: What Would a Trump-China Deal Look Like? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explain the recent 90-day agreement between Presidents Trump and Xi that puts on hold further tariff escalation between the United States and China. They speak with Mark Wu (Harvard Law) and former Obama administration official Caroline Atkinson about the complexities of negotiating with China over intellectual property enforcement, cyber theft, and the forced transfer of technology arising through joint ventures. Read more… Soumaya Keynes. 2018. A trade truce between America and China is over as soon as it began. The Economist, December 8.Chad P. Bown. 2018. Why the US Needs Allies in a Trade War Against China. Harvard Business Review, 11 December.

 65: What Would a Trump-China Deal Look Like? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown explain the recent 90-day agreement between Presidents Trump and Xi that puts on hold further tariff escalation between the United States and China. They speak with Mark Wu (Harvard Law) and former Obama administration official Caroline Atkinson about the complexities of negotiating with China over intellectual property enforcement, cyber theft, and the forced transfer of technology arising through joint ventures.

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