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Lovely discusses US trade ties with Asia-Pacific nations in Bloomberg

"The choice for Biden is clear," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "Return the U.S. to the Trans-Pacific Partnership to ensure access for U.S. companies."

November 12, 2020

Lovely comments on auto trade under Biden presidency in CNBC article

"On automotive trade, I don’t think you’re going to see Biden making much of a move," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "There’s no way, especially with the labor support Biden has, he’s going to change that."

November 3, 2020

Lovely speaks to South China Morning Post about the future of trade, CPTPP

"The Trumpers have this idea that we‘re going to bring supply chains back home, and that is not going to happen, so where are we going?" Many Americans "don’t want to deal with a communist country that they don’t understand, with human rights positions they don’t approve of, to put it mildly," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. 

October 29, 2020

Lovely speaks to BNN Bloomberg, Politico about Trump's use of tariffs

"Short-term fixes like tariffs don’t work," says Professor Mary Lovely. She claims that the large U.S. trade deficit is fundamentally driven by larger economic factors—like the fact Americans spend more than they save and have to borrow from abroad to finance the difference.

October 7, 2020

Faricy piece on the obstacle to reforming tax code published in New York Times

Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, argues that the main obstacle to reforming the tax code is not President Donald Trump, but rather the upper-middle-class American voter.

October 5, 2020

See related: Taxation, United States

Burman named to advisory committee within the Commerce Department

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics and senior research associate at the Center of Policy Research within Syracuse University’s Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public, has been appointed by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis to its Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building within the U.S., a newly formed committee promoting expanded access to federal data.
September 21, 2020

Lovely op-ed on restoring US manufacturing published in San Antonio Express-News

"To restore U.S. manufacturing jobs, we need to ask why production costs are higher here than abroad. We need to rebalance the costs and benefits to favor the U.S.," writes Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "To successfully manufacture in the U.S. and pay American wages, employers use advanced capital equipment."

September 16, 2020

Lovely quoted in Reuters article on how Biden will handle tariffs

"It’s unclear how [President Biden] will balance these different competing forces," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely, about the different parties with a vested interest in Trump's China tariffs, such as labor unions, farmers and climate activists.

September 9, 2020

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