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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies

In Defense of Hillary Clinton on the TPP

I get the sense that she treats trade as a practical political problem to manage, rather than a policy she believes in or cares about. At the same time, given her flexibility on this issue, she may find a way to push trade policy forward.


Fact Checking Trump on Trade

Trump has the numbers right on the trade deficit with Mexico and overstates them with China — but he gets the economics very wrong in both cases.