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Trade Talks Episode 27: What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 3
Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown have a wide-ranging conversation with Dani Rodrik (Harvard Kennedy School) about trade agreements. In Part 3 of this 4-episode conversation, they discuss concerns with how economists have explained the costs and benefits of trade deals to the public, the role of social safety nets, and adjustment programs to address trade “shocks” such as NAFTA and China’s entry into the WTO, as well as President Trump’s approach to trade policy.