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Who benefits from trade liberalisation? A case from Japan

Youngmin Baek, Kazunobu Hayakawa, Kenmei Tsubota, Shujiro Urata, Kenta Yamanouchi | Reuters | 06/03/2020

The impact of tariff reductions or eliminations on prices, or ‘tariff pass-through’, has long been studied in the international economics literature. Tariff pass-through is a vital issue when considering who…

The insanity of business-as-usual trade negotiations

Deborah James|The Asia Times | 05/27/2020

Reduce governments’ ability to respond to the needs of citizens and...

The pandemic adds momentum to the deglobalization trend

Douglas Irwin | The Peterson Institute for International Economics | 05/20/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is d...

Five Points about U.S. Trade Over the Last Thirty Years

Brad W. Setser | Council on Foreign Relations | 05/19/2020

1. Globalization hasn’t meant increased demand ...

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