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.
Keynes and Bown explain the upheaval in American and global soybean markets stemming from the US-China trade conflict.
Richard Baldwin joins Keynes and Bown to discuss the past and future of globalization, new technologies, and social upheaval.
Kalina Manova joins Keynes and Bown to discuss how companies’ ability to borrow affects trade.
Nicholas Lardy joins Keynes and Bown to discuss the changing role of the state and private firms in China’s economic development.
Keynes and Bown discuss what is behind the slowdown of global trade, supply chain expansion, and international commerce.
Keynes and Bown discuss the rocky departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Sam Lowe (Centre for European Reform) joins for an update on the latest political developments as Britain approaches the March…
Keynes and Bown speak with Alice Fulwood (The Economist) about what is behind the $150 billion of annual trade in blood plasma products. They cut through the mystery of the exploding trade flows by explaining…