tariffs

The Costs of Tariffs (VIDEO)

By and ·November 24, 2019
Fletcher School, Tufts University and Harvard University
This conversation was recorded on August 1, 2019.

Politicians often advocate for tariffs in an effort to protect jobs in a particular industry, such as those of steel workers. But positive employment effects are frequently muted, and can be outweighed by job losses -- for instance at companies that use steel as

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The Costs of U.S. Tariffs Imposed Since 2018

By ·October 10, 2019
University of California, Davis

(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

By ·May 14, 2019
University of California, Davis

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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