39: Car Crash–Trump Sees More National Security Threats

 
 
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Keynes and Bown talk with Kristin Dziczek (Center for Automotive Research) about President Trump’s new investigation into whether imports of autos threaten American national security. They discuss the implications of potential new tariffs for the NAFTA negotiations,…

38: ZTE, Trump, and China–What’s the Fuss?

 
 
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Keynes and Bown discuss with Yuan Yang of the Financial Times how the US Commerce Department decision to sanction Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE—and its potential reversal by President Trump—affects the firm’s supply chain and Chinese and American…

36: The Railroads Episode: America, India, and Intranational Trade

 
 
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Keynes and Bown discuss with Dave Donaldson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) his research on how massive railroad projects—across America in the late 1800s and colonial India in the early 1900s—affected trade costs, market access, intranational…

33: Trade and Investment Talks: China Wants America’s Technology

 
 
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Keynes and Bown explain the Chinese economic development strategy at the core of the Trump administration’s Section 301 dispute and latest tariff threats. They discuss Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” industrial policy, how technology gets…

32: Trump, China, and Tariffs: $3 billion, $50 billion, or $100 billion?

 
 
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Keynes and Bown discuss the escalating tariff fight between President Trump and China. They update the status of Trump’s “national security” tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as Beijing’s retaliation over $3 billion of…

31: Trade Wars and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff: What Really Happened?

 
 
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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…