Tag: Protectionism

Inflation Reduction Act vs. Green Deal: Transatlantic Divergences on the Energy Transition

| 20 March 2023
Monetary, Trade, Blog | Tags: Decarbonization, Energy, Industrial Policy, Protectionism, Tax Expenditures
The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has caused significant transatlantic tensions since its signing by Joe Biden in August 2022. The White House aims to break with the country’s high levels of fossil fuel consumption and switch to clean energy - a change that Europeans ... continue reading

Trade Protection – What Impact on Jobs and Wages?

and | 23 December 2022
Trade, Blog | Tags: Protectionism, Trade Liberalization, Unemployment, Wages
New research indicates that import tariffs by the US on China increased employment and wages in the targeted industries. The benefits are counterbalanced, however, by several costs to the economy as a whole. ... continue reading

International Economic Cooperation in Troubled Times: A Call for Strong Action by the G20

, , , , , , , and | 26 November 2018
Fiscal, Trade, Blog | Tags: Employment, G20, Investment, Protectionism, Services Trade, Tax Competition, Tax Expenditures
The leaders of the G20 will meet on 30 November and 1 December in Buenos Aires for their annual summit. They need to acknowledge that the last two years have been characterized by strong headwinds for the world economy. This time, however, it is not ... continue reading

Mend It, Don´t End It: The case for upgrading the G20’s pledge on protectionism

, , , , , , , , , , , , , and | 3 September 2018
Trade, Policy Briefs | Tags: Protectionism, Services Trade
Despite neutering the official monitoring of protectionism, unmistakable evidence assembled from state sources demonstrates that G20 members routinely violate their “no protectionism” pledge. ... continue reading

Resource Scarcity, Export Restrictions and the Multilateral Trading System

| 10 April 2013
Trade, Blog | Tags: Commodities, Protectionism, WTO
The turn of the millennium marked a shift towards higher commodity prices and greater price volatility, as a result of high demand for natural resources from emerging economies combined with export restrictions and financial speculation. A recent Chatham House report highlights that, over the past ... continue reading