Are Trade Wars “Easy to Win” or Even Worth Having? A Debate on the Trump Administration’s Trade Policy
In the past two years, President Donald Trump has dramatically changed U.S. trade policy by invoking his powers under U.S. law to impose substantial tariffs on numerous countries around the world and by seeking to change or potentially terminate existing trade agreements like NAFTA and the World Trade Organization Agreement. The merits of his new aggressive approach to trade has been sharply criticized by many economists and analysts. But his policy has also many strong defenders who believe it will revive and strengthen the U.S. economy as well as weaken geopolitical rivals like China.
Hofstra is pleased to host this debate between two experienced and knowledgeable analysts of U.S. trade policy who will discuss and debate the merits of the Trump Administration’s new approach to trade.
Bhala, Raj; Stumo, Michael; and Ku, Julian, "Are Trade Wars “Easy to Win” or Even Worth Having? A Debate on the Trump Administration’s Trade Policy" (2018). Other Lectures and Presentations. 7.