Trade Talks | PIIE

Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a weekly podcast on developments in international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers the week's trade news with insights and economic analysis from two of the world's top trade geeks.

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72: Richard Baldwin on Disruption, Technology and Trade


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown sit down with Richard Baldwin (Graduate Institute) to talk about centuries of economic and social change resulting from the combined forces of globalization and new innovations. They also discuss his new book "The Globotics U


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71: Money Matters for Trade


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown sit down with Kalina Manova (University College London) to talk about how corporate finance affects international trade. They discuss her research on how access to finance can be a source of comparative advantage, how the fin


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70: Nicholas Lardy on the Chinese Economy


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown sit down with Nicholas Lardy (PIIE) to talk about his new book The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China? They discuss the evolution of Chinese economic development since 1978, the role of the private sector


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69: Slowbalization


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown discuss forces working to slow the pace of globalization. Patrick Foulis (The Economist) joins from Davos, Robert Johnson from the University of Notre Dame and finally Susan Lund of the McKinsey Global Institute from Washingt


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68: Brexit Votes for Uncertainty


Soumaya Keynes and Chad 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 29, 2019 deadline. They


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67: Blood Trade


Soumaya Keynes and Chad 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 technological advancements, valu


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 2019-01-15  n/a
 
 

66: Paul Krugman Talks Trade


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown sit down with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman (CUNY and New York Times) in a wide-ranging interview about international trade. They discuss NAFTA, labor standards, and the USMCA (2:25); the current toxicity of trad


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65: What Would a Trump-China Deal Look Like?


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown explain the recent 90-day agreement between Presidents Trump and Xi that put on hold further tariff escalation between the United States and China. They speak with Mark Wu (Harvard Law) and former Obama administration officia


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 2018-12-09  n/a
 
 

64: (Trade) Dealing with Europe


Soumaya Keynes and Chad Bown speak with veteran trade journalist Alan Beattie (Financial Times) about the complexities of negotiating with the European Union on trade. They discuss the EU's dealings with the UK over Brexit and the Irish border, as well a


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 2018-11-29  n/a
 
 

63: Can Trump and the EU Strike a Deal?


Keynes and Bown discuss the prospect of negotiations between the United States and the European Union on a trade deal that would meet President Trump's objectives of zero tariffs, zero nontariff barriers, and zero subsidies. They speak with Arancha Gonza


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