October 18, 2018

4:00 PM

Host:
Colby College Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs

Location:
Colby College
Ostrove Auditorium
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901

We are now in a full-blown trade war. Unilateral actions by the Trump Administration targeting steel and aluminum imports even hit political allies; ever-escalating tariffs on imports from China were quickly followed by retaliatory actions targeting politically sensitive sectors and goods. What will be the economic and political fallout of these actions? Will they help destroy the multilateral trading system that has stood tall since the end of World War II? How will they affect the imminent midterm Congressional elections?

Panelists:

Soumaya Keynes, the U.S. economics and trade editor for The Economist

Dean Baker, senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Reform (CEPR).

Moderated by Professor Andreas Waldkirch, Colby College. 

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