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Lovely speaks with NY Times, PBS, Washington Post about USMCA trade deal

December 13, 2019

"Clearly, the U.S. is trying to gain advantage in the agreement, and we did. We were able to squeeze some stuff out," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. We "got an agreement that was basically the NAFTA agreement with some updating."

Thorson quoted in CT Mirror article on Connecticut's tax myth

November 22, 2019

“Misconceptions about a particular policy, these are pretty common,” says Emily Thorson, assistant professor of political science, about falsehoods about policies for an article for the CT Mirror.

Burman weighs in on plan for funding Medicare for all in Washington Examiner

November 19, 2019

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, identifies that the major problem entailed by Senator Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for all" proposal is that it would not be just a marginal tax on the 50th employee, but instead would apply to all previously hired employees.

Lovely discusses the trade war, tariffs with Marketplace, PolitiFact

November 19, 2019

"When the price of these inputs go up, U.S. businesses find it harder to compete against non-U.S. competitors, even in the U.S. market," says Mary Lovely, professor of economics.

Mitra discusses India's decision to opt out of RCEP in Economic Times

November 15, 2019

"I sincerely hope...India will soon decide to join RCEP at a future date, when it is also able to obtain better terms," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

See related: Economic Policy, India

Lovely discusses US-China tariff rollback in Associated Press, South China Morning Post

November 8, 2019

"We can be cautiously optimistic here,” Professor of Economics Mary Lovely says about potential tariff rollbacks. "The signals that are coming out are moving in the right direction for a deal."

Lovely speaks with Business Insider, NPR, Washington Post about the US-China trade war

November 1, 2019

"The key issue is how long the trade disruptions between U.S. and China last," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "The longer they go on, the more the old networks atrophy and new networks get solidified."

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