Trade Talks

About

Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a podcast about the economics of international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers trade developments with insights and economic analysis from two of the world's top trade geeks.

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Episodes

Trade Talks Episode 102
Is Trump Beating the Chinese Economy?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 18, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 101
Huawei, National Security, and the Trade War
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 16, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 100
Sneaking Up on a No-Deal Brexit
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 11, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 99
The Surprising Story of the US Trade Deficit with South Korea
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 6, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 98
What's Wrong with Germany's Trade Surplus?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 28, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 97
Watching China's Human Rights
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 22, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 96
Trump's Next China Tariffs and Fears in the Global Economy
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 16, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 95
Is China a Currency Manipulator?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 9, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 94
The Trade War and the Fed, with Adam Posen
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 5, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 93
US Trade Policy Before Trump, with Ambassador Michael Froman
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 19, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 92
Japan and South Korea: Old Wounds, New Trade Fight
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 15, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 91
Can Trade Adjustment Assistance Work?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 8, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 90
Trade Policy the Asian Way
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
June 12, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 89
The Migration Crisis Behind Trump's Mexico Tariff Threat
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
June 7, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 88
Trump-Mexico Trade War Cheat Sheet
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
June 3, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 87
Trump Shifts His National Security Threats (Again)
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 20, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 86
When Is Tariff Revenue Bad Tax Revenue?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 17, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 85
Trump-China Negotiating Dramatics and Even More Tariffs
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 13, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 84
Brexit, British Politics, and European Parliamentary Elections
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 7, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 83
Tariffs for Sale and Identity Politics
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 2, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 82
How Big Is the USMCA? It's Uncertain
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 29, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 81
National Security and Trade – The Fear of Imitation
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 18, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 80
Zeroing: The Biggest WTO Threat You’ve Never Heard Of
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 9, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 79
A President Explains Mexican Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 5, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 78
Trade Talks Does Its Taxes
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 1,, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 77
Happy Tariffversary
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 25, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 76
Trump versus India: Fighting over Which Poor Countries Are Special
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 11, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 75
A US-China Farm Subsidy Fight at the WTO
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 3, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 74
Trade Talks Tough – Sanctions on North Korea (#14) Audio Player
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
February 28, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 73
Soybeans and the Trade War Fallout
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
February 23, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 72
Richard Baldwin on Disruption, Technology and Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
February 14, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 71
Money Matters for Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
February 7, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 70
Nicholas Lardy on the Chinese Economy
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 30, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 69
Slowbalization
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 25, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 68
Brexit Votes for Uncertainty
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 19, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 67
Blood Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 15, 2019

Trade Talks Episode 66
Paul Krugman Talks Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
December 16, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 65
What Would a Trump-China Deal Look Like?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
December 12, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 64
(Trade) Dealing with Europe
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 29, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 63
Can Trump and the EU Strike a Deal?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 21, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 62
Randomized Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 9, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 61
Trade, Firms, Profits, and Market Power: It's Complicated
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 2, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 60
America May Be Doing Away with WTO Dispute Settlement
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 28, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 59
A Hard Border from History
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 18, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 58
Woodward. Trump. Fear. Trade Is Bad.
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 10, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 57
It's Fun to Discuss the USMCA—the New NAFTA
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 5, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 56
Do You Like Trade? Tariffs? Trade Deals? China?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 28, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 55
Is India a Trade Troublemaker?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 22, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 54
Can Trump Withdraw from Trade Deals?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 15, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 53
Oh NAFTA—It’s Canada’s Turn
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 7, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 52
NAFTA "Deal Fever"
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 4, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 51
Trade at the White House in Not So Normal Times
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 14, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 50
Aluminum Made in the USA
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 10, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 49
Are Trump's Steel Quotas Worse than His Steel Tariffs?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 3, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 48
Trump Buys the Farmers
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 27, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 47
WTO S.O.S.—Save our System
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 21, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 46
How Do Trump’s Tariffs Stack Up Historically?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 13, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 45
Zeroing: The Biggest WTO Threat You've Never Heard Of
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
July 2, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 44
Brexit Two Years On
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
June 28, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 43
Costing Trump's China Tariffs
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
June 21, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 42
Trump and Tariff Tweets: It’s More Complicated Than That
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
June 15, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 41
Trump and China's "War of Saliva"
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
June 8, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 40
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: Trump versus Everyone
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
June 2, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 39
Car Crash—Trump Sees More National Security Threats
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 25, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 38
ZTE, Trump, and China—What's the Fuss?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 18, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 37
Cottoning on to Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 8, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 36
The Railroads Episode: America, India, and Intranational Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
May 1, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 35
The Labor of NAFTA
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 27, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 34
So You Want To Be a Trade Negotiator
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
April 20, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 33
Trade and Investment Talks: China Wants America's Technology
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 13, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 32
Trump, China, and Tariffs: $3 billion, $50 billion, or $100 billion?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
April 6, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 31
Trade Wars and the Smoot-Hawley Tariff: What Really Happened?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 20, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 30
Trade Talks to Real People
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 15, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 29
After Trump's Tariffs: Retaliation, Negotiation, and Litigation
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 9, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 28
What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 4
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 2, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 27
What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 3
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 2, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 26
What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 2
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 1, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 25
What Are Trade Deals For? Dani Rodrik Does Trade Talks, Part 1
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
March 1, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 24
The Trump Administration Views Trade as National Security Threat
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
February 21, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 23
Did Protectionism Make America Great?
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
February 15, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 22
The Other UK Trade Deals—Brexit and Rolling Over the EU's FTAs
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
February 8, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 21
North American Cars—Before and After NAFTA
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
February 2, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 20
Tariff Time! Washing Machines and Dirty Trade Policy
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 26, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 19
GSP—Low Tariffs for Development?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 19, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 18
Brexit – Sectoral Analyses or Impact Assessments?
Featuring Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 9, 2018

Trade Talks Episode 17
WTO Ministerials—Now and Then
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
December 21, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 16
Weird Trade Barriers—Or How Trade Talks Help a Cocktail Party
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
December 15, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 15
Is China a Non-Market Economy? Why the WTO Gets to Decide
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
December 8, 2017

Trade Talks Tough 14
Sanctions on North Korea
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 29, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 13
Export Superstars and Billionaires: When Do Policymakers Need to Worry?
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 22, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 12
How to Save a (Pacific) Trade Deal
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
November 16, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 11
The Complicated Impact of Trade...on Developing Countries
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
November 9, 2017

Talks Episode 10
Trade What If the UK Crashed into a No-Deal Brexit?
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
November 3, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 9
Happy 70th GATTiversary—The Origins of Multilateral Trade
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 27, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 8
NAFTA Time Out—Unsurprisingly Unconventional
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 20, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 7
Tariffs, Subsidies, and Not-So-Friendly Skies
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
October 13, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 6
Uncertainty and Trade Deals—Not Good
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
October 5, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 5
Solar Tariffs, Clean Energy (and Trump)
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 29, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 4
Holding the WTO Hostage, Trump Style
Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)
September 22, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 3
Nerves of Steel: Waiting for Trump's Trade War
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 15, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 2
Trump Threatens the South Korea–US Trade Deal
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 7, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 1
NAFTAnomics: The Economics of Three Big Fights
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
September 1, 2017

Trade Talks Special Episode
Trump's Unfair Trade Action against China
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 18, 2017

Trade Talks Episode 0
Introduction to the Weekly Podcast
Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
August 11, 2017