Contributors provide unique perspectives on critical trade issues. Author’s views are their own, and do not reflect the views of WITA, its Board or its staff.


How the Pandemic Widened Global Current Account Balances

Martin Kaufman, Daniel Leigh | IMF Blogs | 08/02/2021

2020 was a year of extremes. Travel all but ceased for a period. Oil prices wildly fluctuated. Trade in medical products reached new heights. Household spending shifted to consumer goods…

A Quick and Dirty Lesson about the Trade Deficit

Daniel J. Ikenson | CATO Institute | 04/04/2020

The trade balance is calculated as the difference between the val...

The trade deficit is soaring under Trump — and that’s a good thing

Fareed Zakaria | Washington Post | 02/20/2020

President Trump’s most consistent case for hi...


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