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America in the Trump Era: The Future of Trade (Video)

Posted February 10, 2017

Former U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman was the featured speaker at an event held earlier this week by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics to discuss the likely future of global trade and trade agreements under the new Trump administration.  

Will Trump, backed by trade skeptics in both parties, end the United States’ decades-long leadership role in setting the rules of the global road on trade, defy the market forces driving globalization and perhaps provoke a trade war? What is the fallout – for the economy and America’s global standing – of abandoning the TPP and NAFTA, and, more generally, of throwing up new tariffs and trade barriers to foreign goods?

These and other questions about international trade and the U.S. economy are addressed by ambassador Froman, now a distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Josh Bivens, Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute.