Assistant Professor of Economics, the State University of New York
Apr 16 , 2018
Both China and the U.S. have instituted a waiting period before the $50 billion tariffs take effect, with the hope that negotiation may prevent either administration from having to implement them. How likely is it that the countries will come to an agreement?
Mar 14 , 2018
China’s National People’s Congress was held last week, with few surprises. Most of the reforms laid out are extensions of existing or previously announced policies, including supply-side structural reform, reduced barriers to foreign investment, promotion of innovation, and enhanced military spending. Dominating the congress, however, was a proceeding not contained in the work report: the removal of term limits from the nation’s constitution.
Feb 28 , 2018
China’s Commerce Ministry has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into American exports of sorghum, which is believed to be underpriced and damaging to Chinese farmers. This may result in the imposition of tariffs on sorghum imports from the U.S. The action appears to be retaliation against tariffs imposed by the U.S., and may result in a larger trade war.
Dec 14 , 2017
Although President Donald Trump appears to have changed his tune on China from all-out accusatory on the campaign trail to grumbling in the Oval Office, U.S.-China economic relations are at their most precarious in years. The issue of trade is a major stumbling block between the two nations.