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Burman comments on the cost of Bernie Sanders's agenda in The Atlantic

February 27, 2020

"I think it is fair to say that the tax increase—assuming it is as big as Senator Sanders projects—is about as large as the [13-point] tax increases enacted to finance World War II," as measured as a share of GDP, says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

Lovely discusses US annual trade deficit with Bloomberg, Politico

February 6, 2020

"Everything the president has done has shown that the advice of more traditional economists has actually been very solid—so we don’t see the trade deficit closing as a result," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. 

Lovely weighs in on new USMCA in Associated Press, Xinhuanet

January 31, 2020

"The Trump administration's stated goal was to ensure that more of the vehicles will be produced in North America. But the outcome will be just the opposite," write Professor Mary Lovely and her co-authors.

Lovely discusses US-China trade deal with Associated Press, NPR

January 23, 2020

"We're in a truce in the ongoing trade conflict between the U.S. and China," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely.

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