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Protectionism

Slowdowns and slumps: What economists are saying about the impact of Trump’s tariffs


Published 11 July 2019

How were economists dialing Trump's tariffs into their forecast about growth for the US and global economy? Understand the impact of Trump's tariffs from an economist's perspective.

Economists can’t tell you how tariffs impact your own business, your job or your shopping cart. Nonetheless, as tariffs are set to go higher, we wondered how economists are dialing the tariffs into their forecasts about growth for the US and global economy.

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Christine McDaniel

Christine McDaniel a former senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers and deputy assistant Treasury secretary for economic policy, is a senior research fellow with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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