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Banks discusses Strzok testimony on Bloomberg radio

William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, says that FBI agent Peter Strzok's testimony across multiple reports has consistently maintained that the FBI's Russia investigation was impartial and without bias.

July 18, 2018

Lovely discusses US-China trade war in Economist, Associated Press, NY Times, Washington Post

"We’ve never seen anything like this," Mary Lovely told the Associated Press. Lovely recently spoke with multiple news outlets about the trade war between the U.S. and China.  

June 25, 2018

Lovely discusses US-China trade war in NY Times and on Bloomberg TV

"Yes, we are now in a trade war," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "The two sides are no longer engaged in productive talks to defuse tensions," she adds.

June 18, 2018

Lovely discusses trade, tariffs in Washington Post, Bloomberg, Marketplace

These new tariffs will “almost surely not” cause a recession, says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. “This industry is important but it’s not that important. Costs will rise. We’ll see some job dislocation…but we will not see a recession,” she adds.

June 4, 2018

Lovely discusses possible US tariffs on auto imports with Bloomberg

"We've come to expect this type of ebb and flow in terms of the threat of levying trade protections against our trading partners from this administration," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

May 24, 2018

Banks discusses release of documents in Russia probe on Bloomberg

Professor Emeritus William C. Banks says that the recently released meeting transcripts between the Trump campaign and Russian lawyers corroborated what was already known, that "the Russians did attempt to influence the election, and they attempted to do so in favor of the candidate Donald Trump, who they hoped would win."

May 21, 2018

Lovely featured in Bloomberg article on impact of US tariffs on China

"The proposed tariffs will hit bilateral trade in fast-growing, knowledge-based sectors the hardest," say Mary Lovely, professor of economics, and Yang Liang, a Ph.D. candidate in economics. "Rather than hitting the administration’s intended target—Chinese firms that may have unfairly obtained American technology—the proposed tariffs would actually inflict damage on U.S. high-technology sectors."

May 17, 2018

Banks speaks to Bloomberg about possible actions to protect Mueller

"There's a Justice Department regulation that says that the independent council special prosecutor can only be dismissed for cause for misfeasance in office. Certainly, Mueller can't be reasonably accused of that," says William C. Banks, professor of public administration and international affairs.

April 17, 2018

Van Slyke weighs in on tax law changes, PPPs in Bloomberg article

Discussions between public and private entities will ultimately come down to how profitable a deal is in light of the changes, says David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School. The requirement for master development plans will probably lead to better-managed projects, he adds.

April 3, 2018

Banks discusses new subpoenas issued by Mueller on Bloomberg podcast

"Going after these records will provide more details about relationship of any Russian financial interests and any Trump business ties," analyzes William C. Banks, professor of public administration and international affairs. 

March 16, 2018

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