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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:

 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...

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

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 new trade restrictions. They speak with Jennifer Hillman (Georgetown Law) about the trade law in use (Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962), the differences between the proposed tariffs and quotas, the likely costs of such a decision, and the implications for the WTO system.

 23: Did Protectionism Make America Great? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of the Economist talk with PIIE Senior Fellow Douglas Irwin about his recent book Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy and the role...

 23: Did Protectionism Make America Great? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of the Economist talk with PIIE Senior Fellow Douglas Irwin about his recent book Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy and the role that protectionism played in the US economy during its industrial development of the 19th century. They examine Henry Clay's proposal for an "American system," the Jeffersonian trade embargo of 1807-09, as well as the theoretical arguments for—and the practical arguments against—the benefits of "infant industry" protection. They also discuss why new tariff protection today would be unlikely to help President Trump make America great.

 22: The Other UK Trade Deals–Brexit and Rolling over the EU’s FTAs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of The Economist discuss the challenges facing the UK government as it seeks negotiations separate from the Brexit talks to maintain existing market access through the...

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