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.
From Corn Laws to Imperial Preferences to joining the EEC, Britain’s current trade policy conundrum has echoes from the past.
Containerized shipping is an odd business in normal times. What happens when you add a pandemic and a trade war?
At the turn of the century, electronic communication suddenly helped firms fragment production, but only some went overseas.
London’s central role in 19th century trade finance meant that its bank failure had effects for decades.
China, the US and Germany each suffer from inequality and trade imbalances. Their linkages, and how policymakers try to fix them.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala explains one way to solve the economic problem of how to manufacture and globally distribute a vaccine.
What people want from the next leader of the World Trade Organization.
Economic gains for America’s Black workers stalled in the 1970s. The role of migration, policy and trade.
Malcom McLean spurred containerized shipping in the 1950s. The impact on people, ports, cities and, of course, trade, was massive.
How the people Presidents Trump and Xi tapped to negotiate helped shape the US-China trade relationship over 2017-2020.
Why Nigerian traders pay so much to travel to China, and how COVID-19 has made that more complicated.
Making sense of the ‘Global Tariffs’ that the UK will begin to apply to thousands of imported products after Brexit is complete.
Faulty Chinese medical gear emerges, as both the US and China adjust their product regulations in response to the pandemic.
In good times, cosmetics are a logistical challenge, as dangerous goods go from ideas to store shelves. Now come the hard times.
Understanding the Great Trade Collapse of 2009 may help anticipate the impending decline in exports and imports today.