Event: Trade War and the Post-American economy


Internationally recognised leading scholar Dr Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute in Washington will discuss the long run impact of tariff measures by the US Government on investment patterns, capital flows, productivity growth, and currency regimes, as well as the likely course of the trade war now beginning and the global economic outlook through 2020.

Donald Trump speaks to supporters

Donald Trump pic thanks to Gage Skidmore,

The Trump Administration’s shift to bilateral trade negotiations utilizing tariffs is more than tactical. It reflects a shift on goals for US foreign economic policy and a disavowal of the international system that the US built since 1945. This has significant economic repercussions well beyond the direct trade effects.

It reflects a shift on goals for US foreign economic policy and a disavowal of the international system that the US built since 1945. This has significant economic repercussions well beyond the direct trade effects. The Trump Administration’s shift to bilateral trade negotiations utilizing tariffs is more than tactical. It reflects a shift on goals for US foreign economic policy and a disavowal of the international system that the US built since 1945.  This has significant economic repercussions well beyond the direct trade effects and concerns for the WTO.  Critically, with respect to China, it also reflects a broader repudiation of previous economic priorities by a wide range of US politicians and officials, not just Trump loyalists.

Event details

Date: Monday November 12 2018

Location: Humanities Lecture Theatre 255, Main Building, West Quadrangle
Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ

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