SOUND ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC POLICY (SEPP) CONSULTING
Stimulus: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Social Distancing: A Game of Two Locales
The Continuing Rise of China
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The Yuan to the Rescue
Global trade and exchange rates are inextricably linked. The trade war has inevitably spilled over into currencies and could only get worse.
Trump Tariffs: A Test of Trade Theory
President Trump's tariffs put economic trade models to the test, I argue that they should still come out unfazed. But what do they predict?
A ‘Blip’ or Sign of a Slowdown? US Unemployment Rate Climbs to 4%
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released data for the month of June showing that while the economy added 213,000 jobs, the...
Tariffs Bring Solar Panel Jobs to the Buckeye State
Should we care that trade is globally inefficient when we impose tariffs on foreign imports if such tariffs allow us to increase...
An Analogy for the US-China Trade Relations
Drawing our attention to the famous Candlestick makers' petition satire on protectionist tariffs by Frederic Bastiat, I summarize the...
Why Trump Could 'Win' on Tariffs
Going against trade policy advice from his now former chief economic adviser, against pleas from members of his party including key...
Questionably Good Policies, but Certainly Bad Timing
The last several months have seen interesting polices coming from both the GOP led legislative arm of government and the Trump...
Splitting the Gains from Trade
One of the arguments in the trade debate has centered on the assumption that trade between the US and China for instance, has benefitted...
International trade is always a contentious issue and one that is often not well understood. Some see the current structure as heavily...