October 22, 2018

The Winningest Losers in the Trade War

Veronique de Rugy

George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy

The goal of Trump's tariffs was to win big concessions from foreign governments—suffering short term pain for long term gains in American exports. Instead, other nations have held their ground, meaning that US consumers have been forced to live with higher prices even as US exporters find their market share reduced. Veronique de Rugy urges a change in course in her latest colum for Creators.com.