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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:

 38: ZTE, Trump, and China–What’s the Fuss? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss with Yuan Yang of the Financial Times how the US Commerce Department decision to sanction Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE—and its potential reversal by President Trump—affects the firm’s supply chain and Chinese and American...

 38: ZTE, Trump, and China--What's the Fuss? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown discuss with Yuan Yang of the Financial Times how the US Commerce Department decision to sanction Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE—and its potential reversal by President Trump—affects the firm's supply chain and Chinese and American jobs. They also discuss its impact on US-China trade negotiations and Beijing's "Made in China 2025" industrial policy.

 37: Cottoning on to Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown talk with Professor Claudia Steinwender (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) about her research on the impact of the trans-Atlantic telegraph on trade. New information through the telegraph affected 1860s cotton price differences between...

 37: Cottoning on to Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown talk with Professor Claudia Steinwender (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) about her research on the impact of the trans-Atlantic telegraph on trade. New information through the telegraph affected 1860s cotton price differences between New York and Liverpool, export volumes, and volatility. Claudia then describes how the telegraph affected trade differently at distinct points of the cotton textile supply chain, providing lessons and insight into today's information and communications technology (ICT) revolution and use of big data.

 36: The Railroads Episode: America, India, and Intranational Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss with Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) his research on how massive railroad projects—across America in the late 1800s and colonial India in the early 1900s—affected trade costs, market access, intranational...

 36: The Railroads Episode: America, India, and Intranational Trade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown discuss with Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) his research on how massive railroad projects—across America in the late 1800s and colonial India in the early 1900s—affected trade costs, market access, intranational trade, and economic development. Professor Donaldson received the Johns Bates Clark Medal in 2017.

 35: The Labor of NAFTA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Bown and Keynes explain controversial elements of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations that relate to jobs, wages, and workers. There are tradeoffs in the new proposals for automobile rules of origin, the enforcement of labor standards...

 35: The Labor of NAFTA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Bown and Keynes explain controversial elements of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations that relate to jobs, wages, and workers. There are tradeoffs in the new proposals for automobile rules of origin, the enforcement of labor standards given a recent US trade dispute with Guatemala, and the Trump administration's potential new approach to investor-state dispute settlement. They also explain Trade Promotion Authority and the US congressional timeline that has negotiators scrambling to try to get a quick deal.

 34: So You Want To Be a Trade Negotiator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Bown and Keynes sit down with former acting deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler to learn how to negotiate trade agreements. Wendy shares 25 years of experience balancing domestic politics, while driving hard bargains with...

 34: So You Want To Be a Trade Negotiator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Bown and Keynes sit down with former acting deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler to learn how to negotiate trade agreements. Wendy shares 25 years of experience balancing domestic politics, while driving hard bargains with Japan and South Korea over issues like auto rules of origin and cow teeth. They discuss ongoing NAFTA negotiations and the right way to do trade policy with Japan.

 33: Trade and Investment Talks: China Wants America’s Technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explain the Chinese economic development strategy at the core of the Trump administration’s Section 301 dispute and latest tariff threats. They discuss Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” industrial policy, how technology gets...

 33: Trade and Investment Talks: China Wants America's Technology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown explain the Chinese economic development strategy at the core of the Trump administration's Section 301 dispute and latest tariff threats. They discuss Beijing's "Made in China 2025" industrial policy, how technology gets transferred, and the tradeoffs American companies face when doing business in China.

 32: Trump, China, and Tariffs: $3 billion, $50 billion, or $100 billion? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss the escalating tariff fight between President Trump and China. They update the status of Trump’s “national security” tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as Beijing’s retaliation over $3 billion of...

 32: Trump, China, and Tariffs: $3 billion, $50 billion, or $100 billion? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown discuss the escalating tariff fight between President Trump and China. They update the status of Trump's "national security" tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as Beijing's retaliation over $3 billion of imports. They also analyze Trump's $50 billion Section 301 tariff proposal, China's $50 billion proposed retaliatory response, before turning to Trump's subsequent $100 billion request for more tariffs....

 31: Trade Wars and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff: What Really Happened? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with Douglas Irwin (PIIE and Dartmouth College) about popular misconceptions around the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930, the Great Depression, and the global trade wars that ensued. They discuss how the...

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