Mostly Domestic Manufacturing

– January 30, 2017

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s protectionist stance for domestic manufacturing, many observers have spoken in defense of free trade. AIER has its own history of publishing in this area. In this post, I want to highlight one point that we touch …

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Trump, and the Free-Trade Tradeoff

– November 16, 2016

The biggest news story in the world this past week has been the election of Donald Trump, and the biggest reason for his election was the vote of working class white voters in the Rust Belt states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, states that had been projected to vote for Hillary Clinton. One current explanation is that these voters felt Trump better understood their economic anxieties better than Clinton – or past Republican candidates. In particular, President-elect Trump spent a lot of time during the campaign talking about trade with China and immigration.

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As U.S. Weighs Trade Pact, Trade Deficit Grows

– October 6, 2015

With the Trans-Pacific Partnership heading to Capitol Hill for ratification, U.S. policymakers will weigh the proposed free-trade zone in an increasingly challenging trade environment. The strong dollar, a weaker global economy and low energy prices have all worked against the United States when it comes to trade, said Bob Hughes, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. Today, the U.S. posted a trade deficit for the month of

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Tax Reform: No Time Like the Present

– November 19, 2008

Research Reports – 02/12/2007 Also: Blame NAFTA?

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Research Reports – 1987, Issue: 15

– May 1, 2008

Why Worry About the Budget Deficit?; Trading Insults

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Playing Chicken with World Trad

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1989, Issue: 03 Also: A Regulatory “Success Story” Undone

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Research Reports – 1992, Issue: 04

– May 1, 2008

The Fallacy of “Buy American”; Business Cycle Conditions

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Research Reports – 1993, Issue: 18

– May 1, 2008

NAFTA Thoughts; Business Cycle Conditions

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In Defense of Cheap Imports

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1996, Issue: 06 Also: Business-Cycle Conditions

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Trading Thoughts

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1997, Issue: 16 Review of Douglas A. Irwin, Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Univer- sity Press, 1996). Professor Irwin was an AIER Summer Fellow in 1985.  Also: Business- …

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Yes, We Have No Bananas

– May 1, 2008

Research Reports – 1999, Issue: 07 Also: Guidance From an Economics Classic: Henry George’s ‘Protection or Free Trade’

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Research Reports – 2003, Issue: 20

– May 1, 2008

Globalization is Grrrreat!; Business-Cycle Conditions

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