Trade Talks show

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:

 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...

 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...

 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...

 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.

 64: (Trade) Dealing with Europe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with veteran trade journalist Alan Beattie (Financial Times) about the complexities of negotiating with the European Union on trade. They discuss the EU’s dealings with the UK over Brexit and the...

 64: (Trade) Dealing with Europe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown speak with veteran trade journalist Alan Beattie (Financial Times) about the complexities of negotiating with the European Union on trade. They discuss the EU's dealings with the UK over Brexit and the Irish border, as well as how it has negotiated with other countries over regulatory differences, mutual recognition agreements, digital trade, and more.

 63: Can Trump and the EU Strike a Deal? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss the prospect of negotiations between the United States and the European Union on a trade deal that would meet President Trump’s objectives of zero tariffs, zero nontariff barriers, and zero subsidies....

 63: Can Trump and the EU Strike a Deal? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown discuss the prospect of negotiations between the United States and the European Union on a trade deal that would meet President Trump's objectives of zero tariffs, zero nontariff barriers, and zero subsidies. They speak with Arancha Gonzalez (International Trade Centre) about the two partners' long history of trade frictions, previous negotiating starts-and-stops, and prospects for a bilateral deal this time around.

 62: Randomized Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with Amit Khandelwal (Columbia Business School) about the impact that exporting has on firm productivity. They discuss his evidence from a randomized control trial that new foreign market access improved how...

 62: Randomized Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown speak with Amit Khandelwal (Columbia Business School) about the impact that exporting has on firm productivity. They discuss his evidence from a randomized control trial that new foreign market access improved how Egyptian firms make and sell rugs and generated learning by exporting.

 61: Trade, Firms, Profits, and Market Power: It’s Complicated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with incoming World Bank Chief Economist Penny Goldberg (Yale University) about her research on how trade liberalization affects consumers and firms when firms have market power. They discuss the impact that...

 61: Trade, Firms, Profits, and Market Power: It's Complicated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown speak with incoming World Bank Chief Economist Penny Goldberg (Yale University) about her research on how trade liberalization affects consumers and firms when firms have market power. They discuss the impact that India's early 1990s tariff cuts—to both outputs and imported inputs—had on the profits and markups of domestic firms and the puzzle behind why consumer prices fell relatively little.

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