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:

 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...

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

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 gold standard, tariffs, quotas, exchange controls, imperial preferences, and bartering all fit into the dismantling of the international trading system in the 1930s. They then put President Trump's trade policy actions to date—and the international response thus far—into perspective.

 30: Trade Talks to Real People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown have a conversation with Ana Swanson from the New York Times about trade and journalism. They discuss encounters relating to steel, aluminum, softwood lumber and lobsters, as well as the surprises along...

 30: Trade Talks to Real People | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown have a conversation with Ana Swanson from the New York Times about trade and journalism. They discuss encounters relating to steel, aluminum, softwood lumber and lobsters, as well as the surprises along the way, and how to strike a balance between data and anecdotes.

 29: After Trump’s Tariffs: Retaliation, Negotiation, and Litigation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown explain developments resulting from President Trump’s announcement of new “national security” import tariffs on steel and aluminum. They discuss those countries hit by—and...

 29: After Trump's Tariffs: Retaliation, Negotiation, and Litigation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown explain developments resulting from President Trump's announcement of new "national security" import tariffs on steel and aluminum. They discuss those countries hit by—and those excluded from—the tariffs, the implications for the NAFTA negotiations, and the process for more countries to seek exemption. They describe the European Union's potential response of immediate retaliation and the imposition of its own emergency tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products due to trade deflection. They also speak with Jennifer Hillman (Georgetown Law) about the potential for WTO disputes and the WTO legality of these actions.

 28: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 4 of this 4-episode conversation, they provide a...

 27: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 3 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss concerns...

 28: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 4 of this 4-episode conversation, they provide a "bonus" technical discussion about the state of formal economics research into the purpose of trade agreements. This includes how governments use cooperative trade deals to both stop the spread of international externalities and to tie their own hands with respect to special interests.

 27: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 3 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss concerns with how economists have explained the costs and benefits of trade deals to the public, the role of social safety nets, and adjustment programs to address trade "shocks" such as NAFTA and China's entry into the WTO, as well as President Trump's approach to trade policy.

 26: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 2 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss ways...

 25: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 1 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss the...

 26: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 2 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss ways to improve such deals as well as his views on social dumping, labor differences across countries, and inserting labor standards into free trade agreements. The also talk about how enforceable labor standards fit into the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement as well as the talks to potentially rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 25: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 1 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss the purpose of such deals, the gains from easing labor market restrictions, and Dani's views on inserting provisions into free trade agreements regarding intellectual property rights protection, investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), and rules of origin.

 24: The Trump Administration Views Trade as National Security Threat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Soumaya Keynes of the Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown explore the US Department of Commerce findings that imports of steel and aluminum threaten national security and the recommendation that President Trump impose...

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