·November 20, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University
The bilateral trade deficits between the United States and a range of countries, including Japan, Korea and, especially, China
, fuel President Trump’s claims that these countries compete unfairly at the expense of American workers. We’ve seen this movie before; it echoes claims made in the 1980s ...
·November 6, 2017
University of California, Davis
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 ...
·May 25, 2017
Harvard University and Fletcher School, Tufts University
The Trump administration proposes using United States’ trade deficits with its trading partners to gauge whether the trading relationship with that country is “fair.” An executive order signed on March 31 requires officials to produce an “omnibus” report naming U.S. trading partners with “significant”
·March 13, 2017
Fletcher School, Tufts University
Peter Navarro, head of the White House Council on Trade, argues that trade deficits not only reduce America’s economic self-reliance but could also pose a threat to national security. He warns in an op-ed
in the Wall Street Journal
that China and other trading partners use proceeds from export sales ...
·January 20, 2017
Robert M. La Follette School, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Fletcher School, Tufts University
President Trump has made reducing the trade deficit one of his economic goals. And two of his top administration picks, Peter Navarro, who is slated to lead a new White House office on trade, and Secretary of Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross, have publicly stated that reducing the "trade deficit drag" would