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Economic Forces, Not Tariffs, Drive Changes in Trade Balances

Johannes Eugster, Florence Jaumotte, Margaux MacDonald, Roberto Piazza | IMF Blogs | 04/03/2019

New IMF research finds that macroeconomic factors, not tariffs, explain most of the changes in trade balances between two countries. Bilateral trade balances (the difference in the value of exports…


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