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Lewis discusses taxpayer return on investment in WalletHub article

July 8, 2020

"High taxes do not guarantee good services. Low taxes do not mean unsatisfactory services," says Minchin Lewis, adjunct professor of public administration and international affairs.

Lovely speaks to Reuters, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg about USMCA, China

July 1, 2020

"The champagne isn’t quite as fizzy as we might have expected—even under the best of circumstances—and there’s trouble coming from all sides," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. She adds, "this could be a trade agreement that quickly ends up in dispute and higher trade barriers."

Mitra discusses what India needs to do to attract global supply chains in Economic Times

June 25, 2020

"Attracting GSCs to India is actually very hard work, without having any attractive catchphrase. There is no strategy other than considerable additional investment and effort into infrastructure and skill-building, tackling power bottlenecks, reforms in labour and land regulations and keeping protectionist forces at bay," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

Lovely discusses Trump's Hong Kong policy in CNN article

June 23, 2020

"Walking away from situations that challenge U.S. interests, as Trump has done with Hong Kong, only to hide behind a wall of ever higher barriers, will only serve to leave China unchecked and America increasingly alone," writes Professor Mary Lovely.

Mitra discusses India's need for an effective rescue plan in Economic Times

June 1, 2020

"As reviving the economy is not possible without restarting production, there needs to be a phased exit from the lockdown through extensive testing that identifies people who can go back to work with the confidence that they won’t contract the disease from others," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

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