International Economics News

Trade Progress, a Price on Good Health, Investors Really like the U.S. Economy

Highlights a paper by Emily Blanchard, Davin Chor, and coauthors exploring the trade war’s impact on the 2018 election.

Nov 05, 2019

Basic Income Can’t Do Enough to Help Workers Displaced by Technology

An article about universal basic income and the effect of technology versus trade on manufacturing highlights research by Teresa Fort and coauthors.

Oct 18, 2019

What’s the Manufacturing Job Killer, Automation or Trade?

Quotes Teresa Fort in an article about the impacts of trade and technology on manufacturing.

Oct 16, 2019

Chinese Manufacturing Facing Biggest Strain from Trade War, Says Expert

As a guest on CNBC's "Squawk Box", Davin Chor discusses the trade war's impact on China.

Aug 30, 2019

Retail Investors Shouldn’t Get Defensive Amid Trade Turmoil, Strategist Says

As a guest on CNBC's "Squawk Box", Dean Matthew J. Slaughter discusses the trade war's economic impact.

Aug 19, 2019

New NAFTA Wins NH Businesses’ Support

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the USMCA international trade agreement.

Aug 16, 2019

The Trade War Is Now a Currency War

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in a piece about the devaluation of the Chinese yuan against the U.S. dollar.

Aug 05, 2019

Trade Wars Are Sending Jobs Elsewhere

An opinion piece by Dean Matthew J. Slaughter examining foreign direct investment into the United States.

Jul 24, 2019

When It Comes to Overseas Sales, Whiskey Distillers Face a Tough Time

Features Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in a piece about how ongoing trade tension and tariffs have negatively impacted whiskey distillers in the United States.

Jul 04, 2019

Amid Long Economic Expansion, Why so Many Americans Are Still Struggling

Features Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in a piece about how many American workers are not feeling the benefits of a strong national economy.

Jul 04, 2019

Productivity Is the Basis for Faster Growth

Dean Matthew J. Slaughter discusses how Tuck differentiates itself in the MBA landscape, challenges facing the global economy, and more in a wide-ranging interview.

Jun 13, 2019

As Trade War Spreads to Mexico, Companies Lose a Safe Harbor

Quotes Emily Blanchard regarding the impact that proposed tariffs on Mexican imports could have on U.S. consumers.

Jun 01, 2019

The New Tariffs against Mexico Signal the U.S. Isn’t a Reliable Negotiating Partner

Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about how proposed tariffs on Mexico could affect the United States' standing as a negotiator in future trade deals.

May 31, 2019

U.S. and Mexico Plan Summit in Washington on Wednesday in Bid to Head off Trade...

“Starting to levy tariffs on Mexico is like levying tariffs on Texas,” says Dean Matthew J. Slaughter.

May 31, 2019

How Democrats Are, and Aren’t, Challenging the Trump Economic Record

Mentions a recent discussion on the changing economy with Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota and Democratic candidate for U.S. president.

May 26, 2019

Hate Globalization? Then Embrace Stagnation

Highlights research by Andrew Bernard and Teresa Fort showing the effects of offshoring on a company’s domestic employment and production.

May 16, 2019

Are Local Politics as Polarized as National? Depends on the Issue.

A feature story about a new study from Dean Matthew J. Slaughter and coauthors Amalie Jensen, William Marble, and Kenneth Scheve exploring the pervasiveness of partisan sorting and polarization in local politics.

Apr 24, 2019

U.S. Posted Record-Breaking $891 Billion Goods Trade Deficit in 2018

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about the United States’ merchandise trade deficit for 2018.

Mar 06, 2019

By Pursuing Shutdown, Trump Revealed How Much America Depends on Government

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about how the recent partial government shutdown illustrated the importance of government workers to the U.S. economy.

Jan 26, 2019

The ‘China Shock’ Has Not Been as Bad as Donald Trump Thinks

Highlights research by Teresa Fort and coauthors Justin Pierce and Peter Schott, in an article about the impact that competition from China has had on United States industry.

Jan 10, 2019

The Political, Economic, and Human Impact of the Government Shutdown in N.H.

As a guest on “The Exchange,” Dean Matthew J. Slaughter, discusses the impact of the government shutdown on the Granite State, the U.S. private sector, and the general public.

Jan 10, 2019

The Small-Town Cost of Donald Trump’s Trade Wars

Quotes Dean Matthew J. Slaughter in an article about how the Trump administration's trade policies are impacting the American workforce and companies like Mid-Continent Nail.

Dec 20, 2018

Slaughter Sees Evidence of Slower Global Economic Growth

As a guest on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas,” Dean Matthew J. Slaughter discusses a wide range of topics, including the outlook for markets, global economic growth, U.S.-China relations, and how companies are assessing talent.

Dec 18, 2018

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