Are Trump’s Trade Policies Fit for Purpose?

6 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2018

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Barry Eichengreen

University of California, Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: December 19, 2018

Abstract

I ask whether President Donald Trump's tariffs are fit for purpose: that is, whether they are appropriately designed to advance his goals. My answer is negative.

Suggested Citation

Eichengreen, Barry, Are Trump’s Trade Policies Fit for Purpose? (December 19, 2018). Capitalism and Society: Vol. 13: Iss. 2, Article 5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3304187

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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