Kadee Russ
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS. Associate Professor Department of Economics. Research focuses on the macroeconomic outcomes arising from international trade and investment.

Steel Tariffs and U.S. Jobs Revisited

February 6, 2020

The Issue:

It has been nearly two years since the Trump administration first imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. New data and research are beginning to emerge on the impact that these tariffs, which are taxes on foreign steel and aluminum, have had on steel and other U.S. manufacturing industries. Tariffs are

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The Costs of U.S. Tariffs Imposed Since 2018

October 10, 2019

(Click here for a larger version of the table with a complete listing of studies mentioned, their estimates, and the different factors each study takes into account.)

The Issue:

Economists from academia and the policy sphere have used a variety of methods to estimate the impact of new tariffs implemented in 2018

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The Costs of Tariffs in the U.S.-China Trade War

May 14, 2019

The Issue:

The tariff war imposes costs on U.S. consumers, firms, and farms. As trade tensions between the United States and China escalate with increasing tariff rates and a broadening set of goods subject to fees, costs of the spat are likely to rise. But determining who bears the bulk of these costs can be complicated.

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The Economics of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

November 6, 2017

The Issue:

President Trump’s visit to South Korea this week occurs under a cloud of uncertainty over the future of our bilateral trading relationship. In an April interview with Reuters, the President said he was considering withdrawing from the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS), citing the U.S. trade deficit ...
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