Economic Policy

Economic Policy

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...

Trump’s tariff is the wrong way for trade enforcement — but...

Washington Examiner
In contrast to sweeping tariff proposals, targeted and deliberate enforcement efforts are imperative both to maintain public trust in international trade and to ensure the domestic economic benefits of those agreements.

A Conversation with Senator Ron Wyden on Principled Bipartisanship Today

On March 20th, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) joined ACCF members and representatives from the business community for a conversation on "Principled Bipartisanship Today."

U.S. trade relations

The Washington Times
President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is...

Op-Ed: Low-income Americans the biggest losers from Trump’s tariffs

The Hill
President Trump announced his final decision on steel and aluminum tariffs. While it looks like we will have to wait for details on which countries and products will be covered, the president repeated his emphasis on fairness and that we might see further action on trade. However, the whole process has been alarming to American businesses and our major allies.

Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

NPR
Rachel Martin talks to ACCF Scholar Glenn Hubbard about the looming tariffs.