Trade Talks Episode 98: What's Wrong with Germany's Trade Surplus?

Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Peterson Institute for International Economics) joins Keynes and Bown to explain the growth of Germany’s trade and current account surplus, and the puzzle behind why it has not gone away. They discuss the role of the Europe Union, the value of the Euro, ways German policymakers could tackle the surplus, as well as worries over the return of economic nationalism.
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)