Does Trade Kill Jobs?

Trade agreements aren't the principle factor to blame for the majority of U.S. job losses or the decline in earnings. Many factors that determine total employment.

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The Evolution of Trade Agreements

  The World Trade Institute at the University of Bern created a database called DESTA, the Design of Trade Agreements project, that houses data on approximately 790 preferential trade agreements signed between 1947 and 2014.  DESTA includes downloadable data sets on sector coverage, depth of commitments, trade integration and compliance tools.   The Bertelsmann Foundation’s […]

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How Should We Think About Trade?

  Are we wired to think trade is bad? No.   It turns out our mental capacity is not bound by childhood development and we are not bound by our preferred learning styles.  Nor are we bound to believe the rhetoric we are fed during political cycles.   So here are four antidotes to the […]

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Trade Facilitation Agreement

  Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiated the 2014 Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) to expedite “the movement, release and clearance of goods, including goods in transit.” The TFA will come into force when two thirds of all WTO Members accept the agreement. What’s in the Agreement? The TFA contains 24 Articles focusing on […]

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How Much Do Countries Trade?

  World trade is a major – and growing  – driver of the global economy. According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), trade accounted for 30 percent of total global economic output in 2014, up from 20 percent in 1995. As the world has become increasingly globalized, trade has grown dramatically as a share of […]

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Metropolitan Cities Drive North American Trade

  If auto manufacturing were a country, it would be the 6th largest economy.  China is now the global leader in production, but Detroit is the undisputed capital of innovation and production in the North American auto industry.   Every year, the United States trades over $3.65 billion in motor vehicles and parts with Canada, […]

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