Posts Tagged ‘trade barriers’

  • Cotton Subsidies and Trade Barriers

    The Cotton Wars

    Feb 7, 14 • 559 Views • No Comments

    The Brazilian cotton saga continues…or maybe it has ended. Our story starts with the $150 million a year that the US had been giving to Brazilian cotton growers. We were sending close to $12 million a month because Brazilian farmers protested that the...  [read more]

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    Trade Barriers: A Surprising Thread in the U.S./Brazil Cotton War

    Aug 13, 13 • 383 Views • No Comments

    The US might soon stop sending Brazilian cotton farmers $150 million annually. The short version of the story is that because federal subsidies give US farmers an unfair advantage in world markets, Brazilian cotton growers protested. In 2009, the World Trade...  [read more]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    A Made in the USA Mandate

    Jul 20, 12 • 253 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 • 261 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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    Doha Deadlock

    Apr 30, 11 • 276 Views • No Comments

    Can you convince a Lubbock, Texas cotton farmer (or his Congressman) to forgo his (maybe $150,000) cotton subsidy? Probably not. After all, these U.S. government payments let him profitably compete in world markets. Correspondingly, would China say yes to a...  [read more]