Trade Agendas in the US Presidential Campaign


November 1, 2016, 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM EDT
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL

Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE)

Moderated by Phil Levy (Chicago Council on Global Affairs)

Event Summary

Gary Clyde Hufbauer will discuss the Institute's analysis of the likely impact and the feasibility of the trade agendas of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at a webcast event hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2016.

Trade has featured prominently in this presidential campaign, with both major party candidates  criticizing international trade agreements. In a recent PIIE Briefing, Assessing Trade Agendas in the US Presidential Campaign, the Institute found that if implemented the trade agenda of Donald Trump would cause a US recession, and the trade agenda of Hillary Clinton would forgo economic gains from pending trade agreements. According to the 2016 Chicago Council Survey, a majority of Americans believe free trade is beneficial to the US economy and consumers—though the main concern for many is the threat trade poses to job security. How would the respective candidates’ proposed trade policies impact American businesses and communities?

View webcast at scheduled the time on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs website.