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:

 141. Britain’s Trade Policy, 1815-2016 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

From Corn Laws to Imperial Preferences to joining the EEC, Britain’s current trade policy conundrum has echoes from the past.

 140. Is shipping ship-shape? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Containerized shipping is an odd business in normal times. What happens when you add a pandemic and a trade war?

 139. How Technology Enabled Trade: Digitization and Offshoring | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

At the turn of the century, electronic communication suddenly helped firms fragment production, but only some went overseas.

 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.

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