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.
Keynes and Bown discuss Trump’s national emergency declaration and potential tariffs on $350 billion of imports from Mexico.
Keynes and Bown explain Trump’s latest trade action on cars and implications of his partial removal of steel and aluminum tariffs.
Lucie Gadenne (University of Warwick, IFS) joins Keynes and Bown to explain when and why some countries use import tariffs as an important source of total tax revenue collections. They discuss her research on the...
Keynes and Bown update the sudden change in US-China trade negotiations and implications of President Trump’s tariff escalation.
Duncan Robinson joins to update Brexit, cleavages in British political parties, and 2019 elections to the European Parliament.
Gene Grossman joins to discuss how political economists explain trade protectionism.
Keynes and Bown discuss the US government report and economic impact assessment of the potential NAFTA replacement.
Mona Pinchis-Paulsen joins to discuss the origins and history of using national security threats to justify trade restrictions.
Keynes and Bown explain how a tiny part of US antidumping tariff calculations threatens the entire trading system.
Ernesto Zedillo joins to discuss 40 years of Mexico’s trade, the impact of import substitution policies, NAFTA, and the USMCA.
Kimberly Clausing joins Keynes and Bown to discuss today’s economic and policy challenges in taxing multinational companies.
Keynes and Bown discuss new research on the economics and politics behind President Trump’s tariffs and the resulting retaliation.
The Trump administration pulled India and Turkey from the US Generalized System of Preference, a program that offers zero tariffs to imports from poor countries. Keynes and Bown explain the decision and how it fits into a broader battle between rich and poor countries around special and differential treatment and how it is holding up progress on WTO negotiations.
Not to be overshadowed by the Trump-China trade war, the WTO issues an important legal ruling on Chinese subsidies. Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown describe how the Americans had challenged Chinese payments to farmers of corn, wheat and rice, as well as implications of the WTO ruling for US-China trade relations and the multilateral system.
Keynes and Bown replay their November 2017 interview with Marcus Noland about one of the most closed economies in the world.