International Economics News

The Fed’s Role in Consumer Confidence

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in a piece about the Fed’s role when it comes to consumer spending and confidence. Slaughter says the Fed is in a tough position when choosing whether to raise or lower interest rates, and that economic surprises can make policy-making harder.

Nov 29, 2018

Chinese Students Help America Innovate

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and Dartmouth President Philip J. Hanlon counter a consideration by the current U.S. administration to ban Chinese citizens from attending American colleges, explaining that the need for Chinese students in America is great.

Nov 12, 2018

Your Fund Performance Is Even More about Luck Than You Thought

Quotes Kenneth French in an article about the role luck plays in investing, even when using well-regarded strategies over long periods of time.

Nov 04, 2018

How to Save Globalization

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthor Kenneth F. Scheve write that, in order to reduce the backlash against globalization that has grown in recent years, the United States needs to make serious investments in its human capital.

Oct 16, 2018

5 Stories from the Trump Administration That Aren’t about Brett Kavanaugh

Continued coverage of comments by Emily Blanchard regarding the impact of USMCA—the trade deal that will replace NAFTA if approved by lawmakers.

Oct 06, 2018

The New NAFTA Didn’t Avert a Crisis. It Just Delayed It.

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the new USMCA trade deal that will replace NAFTA should it be approved by lawmakers.

Oct 03, 2018

Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas

As a guest on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas," Dean Matthew J. Slaughter discusses a wide range of topics including the new USMCA trade deal, the United States’ trade relations with China, Brexit, and Elon Musk’s recent clash with the SEC.

Oct 01, 2018

NAFTA 2.0 with a Splash of TPP

Mentions Emily Blanchard in an article about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade agreement to replace NAFTA. Blanchard notes that much of the deal is a combination of two previous agreements—NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Oct 01, 2018

U.S.-China Trade War — and Haunting Lessons from the Past

A roundup of research and commentary regarding the current state of U.S.-China trade relations highlights the latest edition of the Slaughter-Rees Report written by Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and Matthew Rees.

Sep 17, 2018

Why the Auto Industry (Mostly) Opposes Proposed Tariffs

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the auto industry’s reaction to proposed tariffs by the Trump administration. Blanchard says the typical divide between domestic and foreign companies regarding tariffs doesn’t hold in this case.

Jul 19, 2018

Cree Girds for LED Tariffs It Says Will Sting

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about the impact new tariffs on China will have on smaller U.S. businesses, such as Cree, a North Carolina-based maker of lighting products.

Jul 04, 2018

How Trump’s Policy Decisions Undermine the Industries He Pledged to Help

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about how recently proposed policies could have adverse effects on industries such as farming, automotive, and energy.

Jul 04, 2018

As Trade Barriers Go Up, Global Supply Chains Unravel

Cites research by Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about the impact global trade uncertainty has on supply chains.

Jun 27, 2018

To Trump, Harley’s Tariff Decision Is a Personal — and Unexpected — Betrayal

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about Harley-Davidson’s decision to move a portion of production outside the United States.

Jun 26, 2018

The Economics Case for Using Zen to Think about Trade

Highlights research by Emily Blanchard and Gerald Willmann in an article arguing that Zen principles can be used to defend globalization.

Jun 15, 2018

How U.S. Trade Policy Risks Isolating the Country from Traditional Allies

Quotes Emily Blanchard in a piece about tensions at the latest G7 summit, and how new trade policies in the United States could have an impact on its relationships with countries long considered allies.

Jun 11, 2018

Beer, Plane Tickets and iPhones Are All About to Get More Expensive. Here’s Why

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the announcement of new steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.

May 31, 2018

The Trade War Dials Up to 11

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the possibility of the Trump administration introducing tariffs on automobile imports in the name of national security.

May 24, 2018

Our Trade Relationship with Iran in a Nutshell

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about trade relations between the United States and Iran, specifically in regard to pistachios and other nuts.

May 17, 2018

Disarray Plagues U.S. Companies’ Efforts to Win Tariff Exemptions

Quotes Teresa Fort in an article about the attempts of U.S. companies affected by recent tariffs to secure exemptions that would help them avoid higher material costs.

May 13, 2018

NAFTA Is Critical to a Key Trump-Voting State

References an article in The Wall Street Journal written by Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in a piece about the importance of NAFTA to Pennsylvania.

May 11, 2018

Trade Rhetoric Is Already Hurting America

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter explains how the United States is incurring economic damage by raising uncertainty about future economic policy and eroding its authority in international policy making.

May 07, 2018

Just Because You Use Words Interchangeably Doesn’t Mean They’re the Same

Quotes Emily Blanchard in a piece about the difference between tariffs and quotas.

May 01, 2018

Trump Trade Tariffs Set to Hit Europe as Talks Uncertain

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the impact recent tariffs levied by the Trump administration will have on trade relations between the U.S. and Europe.

Apr 30, 2018

Higher Steel Costs Are Expected to Become the New Normal for Manufacturers

An article about the effect new steel tariffs may have on manufacturers that use the material quotes Emily Blanchard.

Apr 10, 2018

Tariffs Explained

In an interview with PRI’s “The World,” Emily Blanchard discusses recent tariffs proposed by President Trump on China, as well as potential retaliatory tariffs.

Apr 05, 2018

Under Trump, a Strong Economy but Murky Policy Outlook

An article regarding uncertainty about economic policy under Presidents Obama and Trump quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter. Slaughter says President Trump has shown a propensity to pick winners and losers with his policy decisions.

Apr 01, 2018

It’s Factory North America,’ but Trump Could Hobble It

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about how the future of NAFTA will impact American businesses, particularly Union Pacific and others in the railroad industry.

Mar 30, 2018

Matthew Slaughter Says U.K.‘s Biggest Challenge Is Slow Growth in Labor Productivity

As a guest on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas,” Dean Matthew J. Slaughter discusses a potential Brexit transition deal between the U.K. and the EU.

Mar 19, 2018

Trump Opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ with Tariffs

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about President Trump's decision to levy new tariffs in the name of national security.

Mar 14, 2018

Why Congress, Not the WTO, Is Best Suited to Rein in Trump on Tariffs

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about how Congress or the World Trade Organization could thwart President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Mar 09, 2018

Why You Should Care About Trump’s Tariffs, Explained by an Economic Historian

In an interview with Vox, Emily Blanchard weighs in on how tariffs proposed by President Trump will impact consumers and potentially incite a trade war.

Mar 08, 2018

A 1950s Approach to 21st Century Issues

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article arguing that President Trump’s proposed tariffs will adversely affect the U.S. economy.

Mar 07, 2018

Big Aluminum Says the Aluminum Tariff Won’t Work

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the aluminum industry’s opposition to a new 10 percent tariff proposed by President Trump.

Mar 06, 2018

First Year of Trump’s Government Leaves a Bitter Taste in Latin America

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the changing relations between the United States and Latin America during President Donald Trump’s first year in office.

Jan 21, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 19: GSP—Low Tariffs for Development?

Features Emily Blanchard in a conversation about generalized system of preferences, a preferential tariff system that allows for concessions to be made to benefit developing countries.

Jan 19, 2018