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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.

Lovely speaks to Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post about US-China trade deal

January 17, 2020

The new system "is a gigantic finger in the eye of WTO," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "The decider will be the trade representative in consultation with the president."

Dutkowsky, Tobias discuss 2020 election, economy in Seeking Alpha

January 14, 2020

"The most important threat, in my view, of another Trump presidency is the unpredictability and uncertainty," says Áron Tóbiás, assistant professor of economics. "You can never know what happens next: what appears on Twitter, or what kind of trade policy is made."

Lovely comments on US-China trade pact in The Guardian

January 13, 2020

"There is very little in the agreement that could not be achieved by partnering with allies that were also concerned about the same issues," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely.

Lovely comments on Phase One China trade deal in Associated Press, Washington Post

January 9, 2020

"It’s a very toxic brew and I don’t know that we’re really going to see much progress on it," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics, about the first phase of a U.S.-China trade agreement.

Burman offers his view on Trump's tax cuts in Wall Street Journal

January 7, 2020

"We borrowed a lot of money to give tax cuts to big corporations and rich people in not the most effective way," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "The real concern is the growing debt and the possibility that interest rates won’t stay low forever—and I don’t think they will." 

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Lovely quoted in Quartz article on USMCA

December 20, 2019
"One way to get a trade agreement passed is just to throw out free trade," says Mary Lovely, professor emerita of economics, about the Trump administration's trade policies, in a Quartz article.

McDowell examines affect of financial sanctions on US dollar in World Politics Review

December 18, 2019

Daniel McDowell, associate professor of political science, says it will be difficult for countries that are looking for ways to "de-dollarize."

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