Trade Talks Episode 16: Weird Trade Barriers—Or How Trade Talks Help a Cocktail Party

PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown and Soumaya Keynes of The Economist survey listeners and conduct interviews from the WTO ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, to describe some of the more bizarre—and fascinating—barriers to international trade found in human history. They analyze the economics of policies applied in countries around the world that affect bicycles and skis, the Internet, video cassette recorders and pirated movies, as well as alcohol, chocolate, and tobacco.

Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)