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A central result from economic theory is that nations benefit from international trade (even as there is a recognition that not all people within a country may benefit). But recently there have been calls for the United States to restrict trade by creating incentives or rules that favor domestic production over purchases from abroad. Will these efforts ultimately strengthen or weaken the United States economy? Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics joins Michael Klein on EconoFact Chats to discuss this issue. 

Chad is the Reginald Jones Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute, and the host of the podcast Trade Talks.