Trade Talks

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.



86: When Is Tariff Revenue Bad Tax Revenue?

Lucie Gadenne (University of Warwick, IFS) joins Keynes and Bown to explain when and why some countries use import tariffs as an important source of total tax revenue collections. They discuss her research on the fiscal cost of trade liberalization, what has happened recently when poor countries cut tariffs, and how and why things were different historically when today’s rich countries opened up to trade. Read more…

  • Juliet Cage and Lucie Gadenne. 2018. Tax Revenues and the Fiscal Cost of Trade Liberalization, 1792-2006, Explorations in Economic History.


 2019-05-17  n/a