January 13, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 minute

The trade struggles with China began January 2018. Contrary to promises, it was not an easy win for the US. Tensions mounted to become a full-scale trade war. Then in 2020, administration officials began seriously to speak of an decoupling of the US and China – an unthinkably costly step in a digital world in which complex supply chains all over the world are essential to economic functioning. China, meanwhile, forged ahead making trade deals with countries all over the world.

A new administration with a new outlook on world trade could take steps to ending this war, much to the benefit of US producers and consumers. I discuss this prospect on an appearance on BBC World News.

Edward Peter Stringham

Edward Peter Stringham

Edward Peter Stringham is the Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College, and Editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. Stringham served as the President of the American Institute for Economic Research. He is editor of two books and author of more than 70 journal articles, book chapters, and policy studies. His work has been discussed in 15 of the top 20 newspapers in the United States and on more than 100 broadcast stations including MTV. Stringham is a frequent guest on BBC World, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, and Fox. Rise Global ranks Stringham as one of the top 100 most influential economists in the world.

He earned his B.A. from College of the Holy Cross in 1997, his Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2002. His book, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, is published by Oxford University Press.



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