Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Donald Trump’s zero-tariff solution

The Washington Times
Zero tariffs would be the ultimate victory for totally free and fair trade. It would advantage the United States most because we already impose the lowest trade barriers. It would also expose many of Mr. Trump’s severest critics as free-trade frauds. President Trump, you should do this because the worst that could happen is our allies may even take you up on the offer.

Economy doing well but more to be worried about in Trump’s...

Jason Furman, Peterson Institute and former CEA chairman, discusses the state of the U.S. economy under the Trump administration. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Tom...

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Weighing Whether there are Too Many or Too Few Jobs

The Washington Times
Will there be too few or too many jobs in the future? We are told as a result of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution...

ACCF to President Trump: Back Kigali Amendment to Boost U.S. Competitiveness

  June 20 2018  The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500  Dear President Trump:  On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we commend...

Mexico makes good on threats to impose tariffs on $3 billion...

The Washington Post
Mexico said it would impose import duties on $3 billion worth of U.S. products, including cheese, bourbon, pork and others, making good on its threats...

Trade wars have no winners

USA Today
The Administration has policies that could help the economy over the long run, such as tax and regulatory reform or simple workforce development, but when it comes to trade policy, ideology trumps good economic arguments. Despite the belief in the White House, trade wars have no winners.

Tariffs aren’t a cure-all for US jobs, economist says

fox business
By Henry Fernandez The dean of Columbia Business School said President Donald Trump’s trade tariffs will not solve the effects of technological change and globalization on...

Odds are Trump re-enters the Paris Agreement in 2020

The Hill
In the end, the decision is in the president’s hands, but I place the odds of greater than 60-40 that President Trump, the dealmaker, scores a Paris political victory shortly before the 2020 election, thanks in large part to the flexibility that his predecessor gave him.

More Money, Fewer Woes if Climate Deal Target Met, Research Says

www.bna.com
By Abby Smith A study is forecasting trillions in global economic benefits from meeting Paris climate agreement temperature targets, but many of the corporate boardrooms most...

No winners in a US–China trade war

East Asia Forum
In 2017, US President Donald Trump instructed the US Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate Chinese violations of intellectual property rights, invoking Section 301 of...

Lighthizer Should Take a Longer-Term View

The Wall Street Journal
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s all-or-nothing approach to overseas investment is very shortsighted (“Nafta Proposal Jolts Energy Sector,” U.S. News, April 25). A U.S....

EU leaders put Trump’s unilateralism to the test

The Hill
The White House is having a busy week with visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The list of issues...

Is This What A Trade War Looks Like?

NPR
Glenn Hubbard, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and ACCF Scholar discusses the trade debate with NPR's David Greene.

A debt crisis is on the horizon

The Washington Post
ACCF Scholars weigh in on the looming debt crisis.

Talking Trade with Gary Hufbauer

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) nonresident senior fellow Gary Hufbauer recently spoke with the Adam Smith Project about potential implications of President Donald Trump’s Section 232...