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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:

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

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 Law School), and Joel Trachtman (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) about what constitutional arguments and legal precedent might—and might not—constrain a president from taking such an action without the approval of Congress.

 53: Oh NAFTA–It’s Canada’s Turn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown examine critical economic issues caught up in Canada’s talks with the Trump administration over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. They speak with Meredith Lilly (Carleton University) and Madelaine...

 53: Oh NAFTA--It's Canada's Turn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown examine critical economic issues caught up in Canada's talks with the Trump administration over the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. They speak with Meredith Lilly (Carleton University) and Madelaine Drohan (The Economist) about Canada's dairy supply management system, requests for cultural exemptions, protection of intellectual property for biologics, demands to retain Chapter 19, and attempts at export diversification in light of costs to being dependent on an unreliable US market.

 52: NAFTA “Deal Fever” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown examine the still murky details on autos and a potential sunset clause for the Mexico-United States trade agreement—which the Trump administration says is designed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement...

 52: NAFTA "Deal Fever" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown examine the still murky details on autos and a potential sunset clause for the Mexico-United States trade agreement—which the Trump administration says is designed to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). They also discuss what's next for the negotiations with Canada as well as how economists would evaluate whether any final deal is actually a good one.

 51: Trade at the White House in Not So Normal Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown have a conversation with Jason Furman (PIIE, Harvard Kennedy School)—a former senior economic adviser of the Obama administration—about American economic policy. They ask Furman about economic and trade policy during the Great...

 51: Trade at the White House in Not So Normal Times | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown have a conversation with Jason Furman (PIIE, Harvard Kennedy School)—a former senior economic adviser of the Obama administration—about American economic policy. They ask Furman about economic and trade policy during the Great Recession, supporting displaced workers, US trade policy toward China, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and President Trump's approach.

 50: Aluminum Made in the USA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explore the aluminum industry: how to make it, changes in North American production over the past few decades, and the industry’s real complaints. They discuss the Trump administration’s tariffs on imported aluminum...

 50: Aluminum Made in the USA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown explore the aluminum industry: how to make it, changes in North American production over the past few decades, and the industry's real complaints. They discuss the Trump administration's tariffs on imported aluminum with Heidi Brock of the American Aluminum Association, and Delphine Dahan-Kocher of Constellium.

 49: Are Trump’s Steel Quotas Worse than His Steel Tariffs? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown describe how the Trump administration’s quotas imposed on steel imports from South Korea, Brazil, and Argentina are different from the simple application of tariffs. They speak with Ambassador Jennifer Hillman—former administrator of...

 49: Are Trump's Steel Quotas Worse than His Steel Tariffs? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown describe how the Trump administration's quotas imposed on steel imports from South Korea, Brazil, and Argentina are different from the simple application of tariffs. They speak with Ambassador Jennifer Hillman—former administrator of US quotas for textiles and apparel in the 1990s—and Aaron Padilla (American Petroleum Institute) to explain the structure of Trump's quotas, the perverse economic incentives and unintended consequences they create, and the new difficulties facing American businesses.

 48: Trump Buys the Farmers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explain the US government decision to offer up to $12 billion of subsidies to farmers adversely affected by trade retaliation stemming from President Trump’s tariffs on steel, aluminum, and China. They speak...

 48: Trump Buys the Farmers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown explain the US government decision to offer up to $12 billion of subsidies to farmers adversely affected by trade retaliation stemming from President Trump's tariffs on steel, aluminum, and China. They speak with Joe Glauber (IFPRI, former USDA) about US farm subsidies past and present, including the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act, as well as America's legal commitments under the WTO to limit agricultural payouts.

 47: WTO S.O.S.–Save our System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown detail an emerging approach for the European Union, Japan, China—and the Trump administration—to resolve the conflict over subsidies, one of the most pressing challenges confronting the World Trade Organization. They explain the...

 47: WTO S.O.S.--Save our System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown detail an emerging approach for the European Union, Japan, China—and the Trump administration—to resolve the conflict over subsidies, one of the most pressing challenges confronting the World Trade Organization. They explain the fight over industrial subsidies and analyze the EU-Japan-US approach to tackling problems of notifications, state-owned enterprises, excess capacity, and public bodies.

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