Posts Tagged ‘tariffs’

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Playing Chicken With China?

    Sep 19, 12 • 372 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for...  [read more]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    A Made in the USA Mandate

    Jul 20, 12 • 270 Views • No Comments

    To introduce our first international trade discussion in class, I usually ask students to check where their clothing and shoes have been made. Finding labels that say “Made in China, Made in Thailand, Made in Peru…,” they first see how trade...  [read more]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    World Trade Spin

    Jul 17, 12 • 278 Views • No Comments

    We might be able to divide the world between economic thinkers and everyone else. I noted yesterday that economist Gregory Mankiw, as President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chair, said that outsourcing was probably a plus in the long run. Hearing...  [read more]

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    The Norwegian Butter Crisis

    Mar 25, 12 • 452 Views • No Comments

    Reserves were low, demand was high and prices skyrocketed. No, not oil. Butter. Butter demand surged in Norway several months ago when a low carb high fat diet swept the nation. At the same time, the supply of butter plunged because wet weather diminished the...  [read more]

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    Apple Looks Unappetizing in Argentina

    Feb 29, 12 • 402 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. While wandering the streets of Buenos Aires, I wondered why the shop windows seemed devoid of any new Apple products. Electronics stores touted the antepenultimate model of the iPod Nano as the new (overpriced) great thing. I...  [read more]