Maxwell School News and Commentary
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Lovely discusses the US-China trade deal with Associated Press, BBC, CNN, PBS, Wall Street Journal
Lovely speaks with NY Times, PBS, Washington Post about USMCA trade deal
"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."
See related: Canada, Economic Policy, Latin America & the Caribbean, Trade, United States
Maxwell School remembers Advisory Board member Paul Volcker
See related: Economic Policy, In Memoriam
Mitra discusses trade liberalization, poverty reduction in India in Economic Times
See related: Economic Policy, Income, India, Trade
Thorson quoted in CT Mirror article on Connecticut's tax myth
“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.
See related: Media & Journalism, Political Parties, State & Local, Taxation, United States
Burman weighs in on plan for funding Medicare for all in Washington Examiner
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.
See related: Taxation, U.S. Health Policy, United States
Lovely discusses the trade war, tariffs with Marketplace, PolitiFact
"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
"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
"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
"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."