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.



89: The Migration Crisis Behind Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat

Gordon Hanson (University of California San Diego) joins Keynes and Bown to explain the migration and humanitarian crisis at the the heart of President Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs on all US imports from Mexico. They discuss the history of undocumented migration arising over the period since the 1960s, as well as how it has been impacted by changes in US and Mexican economic conditions and immigration policies. They also describe how the crisis has been impacted by rising violence in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, as well as the unintended consequences of US and Mexican migration and asylum policies.


 2019-06-07  n/a