Trade Talks Episode 119: Stock Markets, the Economy, and Trump’s Trade Policy Uncertainty

Nick Bloom (Stanford University) joins to discuss the increase in trade policy uncertainty under President Trump and implications for investment and economic growth. They describe new ways of measuring policy uncertainty – including the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index, as well as surveys – and recent evidence of its impact, including on the US stock market.
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)