Assistant Professor of Economics, the State University of New York
Jan 09 , 2019
China’s new e-commerce law strives to protect consumers and intellectual property but comes at a price for the daigou business - personal shoppers who purchase quality and luxury goods overseas and re-sell them to customers in China - which is estimated to be worth up to $100 billion in sales.
Dec 05 , 2018
It seems most likely that the negotiations over the next 90 days will fail, just as previous negotiation attempts have.
Nov 05 , 2018
As Chinese stock exchanges struggle, their poor performance is a reflection of greater problems for the world’s second largest economy.
Sep 28 , 2018
American clothing retail companies and consumers are preparing to feel the pain of Trump's latest round of tariffs. If the tit for tat tariffs continue, apparel and textiles will be placed even more squarely in the crosshairs. This could be a defining moment for American companies that have struggled to stay afloat amidst increasing competition from online clothing retailers.
Aug 28 , 2018
What might happen to the Chinese fintech industry as a result of the growing trade conflict with the U.S.?
Jul 26 , 2018
There is a shift taking place around the world, and the further Trump goes to reject America’s neoliberal free trade ideology, the more popular China’s own socialist free trade ideology becomes.
Jun 15 , 2018
Chinese antitrust regulators have launched an investigation into potential price-fixing among foreign memory chip-making giants Hynix, Micron, and Samsung. In the contentious trade environment, speculation about the reasons behind this investigation may cast it in a more suspicious light than necessary. Despite the contentious U.S.-China tech rivalry, this Chinese price fixing investigation appears to be unrelated.
May 11 , 2018
What is needed now between China and the U.S. is better negotiation between both parties and a lot more goodwill, particularly on the part of the U.S. Basic education about how trade works is also essential for the Trump White House, which appears to have confused trade deficits with real economic losses.
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.