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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:

 61: Trade, Firms, Profits, and Market Power: It’s Complicated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with incoming World Bank Chief Economist Penny Goldberg (Yale University) about her research on how trade liberalization affects consumers and firms when firms have market power. They discuss the impact that...

 61: Trade, Firms, Profits, and Market Power: It's Complicated | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown speak with incoming World Bank Chief Economist Penny Goldberg (Yale University) about her research on how trade liberalization affects consumers and firms when firms have market power. They discuss the impact that India's early 1990s tariff cuts—to both outputs and imported inputs—had on the profits and markups of domestic firms and the puzzle behind why consumer prices fell relatively little.

 60: America May Be Doing Away with WTO Dispute Settlement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown talk with former WTO Appellate Body member Jennifer Hillman (Georgetown Law) about WTO dispute settlement. They describe the procedural, philosophical, and judicial complaints the United States has with the current way of addressing...

 60: America May Be Doing Away with WTO Dispute Settlement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown talk with former WTO Appellate Body member Jennifer Hillman about WTO dispute settlement. They describe the procedural, philosophical, and judicial complaints the United States has with the current way of addressing trade frictions, potential solutions to those problems, and how the American refusal to appoint new Appellate Body members could soon destroy the functionality of the entire multilateral system of enforcement.

 59: A Hard Border from History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown talk with Stephen Redding (Princeton University) about his research on the border between East and West Germany erected in the mid-20th century. They discuss the loss of market access for cities near...

 59: A Hard Border from History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown talk with Stephen Redding (Princeton University) about his research on the border between East and West Germany erected in the mid-20th century. They discuss the loss of market access for cities near the border, and how being cut off from one's neighbors affected the local economy. Spoiler: It wasn't pretty.

 58: Woodward. Trump. Fear. Trade Is Bad. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown talk with best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward about his latest book Fear: Trump in the White House. From snatching trade agreement withdrawal letters off the president’s desk to...

 58: Woodward. Trump. Fear. Trade Is Bad. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown talk with best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward about his latest book Fear: Trump in the White House. From snatching trade agreement withdrawal letters off the president's desk to impromptu Oval Office meetings with steel company CEOs, Woodward's reporting helps shed light on whether this White House has a trade policy strategy or is simply lurching from one set of tariffs to another.

 57: It’s Fun to Discuss the USMCA—the New NAFTA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown describe key elements of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, announced on October 1, 2018. Beneath the spin, they analyze what the deal really does, including where new market access has been...

 57: It's Fun to Discuss the USMCA--the New NAFTA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown describe key elements of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, announced on October 1, 2018. Beneath the spin, they analyze what the deal really does, including where new market access has been granted, and where new rules have been written. Will the new deal generate American jobs in car manufacturing? Will it strengthen Mexico's labor standards? Will it stop Canada from signing a future trade deal with China?

 56: Do You Like Trade? Tariffs? Trade Deals? China? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with Bruce Stokes (Pew Research Center) about recent poll results on public attitudes toward trade. They discuss how Americans feel about trade and trade agreements, China, differences between self-identified Democrats and...

 56: Do You Like Trade? Tariffs? Trade Deals? China? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown speak with Bruce Stokes (Pew Research Center) about recent poll results on public attitudes toward trade. They discuss how Americans feel about trade and trade agreements, China, differences between self-identified Democrats and Republicans, as well as attitudes in other countries toward the United States.

 55: Is India a Trade Troublemaker? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown speak with Arvind Subramanian (PIIE, Harvard Kennedy School) about the massive changes in India’s trade policy since the 1980s. They examine the scope and impact of India’s trade liberalization; the importance of...

 55: Is India a Trade Troublemaker? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown speak with Arvind Subramanian (PIIE, Harvard Kennedy School) about the massive changes in India's trade policy since the 1980s. They examine the scope and impact of India's trade liberalization; the importance of its manufacturing, agriculture, and services trade; its controversies within the WTO, and its own complex relationship with China. They also discuss Arvind's time as chief economic adviser to the government of India and some of the challenges now confronting the country.

 54: Can Trump Withdraw from Trade Deals? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown examine the legal arguments surrounding President Trump’s threats to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement and World Trade Organization. They speak with legal experts Gary Hufbauer (PIIE), Rachel Brewster (Duke...

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