Menzie Chinn
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON, ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. Research examines the empirical and policy aspects of macroeconomic interactions between countries.

What is the Toll of Trade Wars on U.S. Agriculture?

January 15, 2020

The Issue:

U.S. agriculture has been caught in the tit-for-tat of the trade wars. Retaliation by China, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and members of the European Union to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have taken a bite out of U.S. agricultural incomes. Tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum in the United

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Who Will Pay for the Wall?

February 13, 2017

The Issue:

The wall on the Mexican border that has been a centerpiece of President Trump’s policies to control immigration has been controversial. One source of controversy is the funding of this project. The estimated cost of constructing the wall ranges widely. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated the ...
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