Trade and Development Publications
U.S. private and public debt to foreigners, including foreign governments, is enormous and still growing. The debt is damaging the US economy and the country’s stature as a world leader. Reducing this debt will require public action to restrain the fiscal deficit and bolster private savings and trade. Ultimately, adopting a national growth and innovation strategy would highlight key economic sectors for balancing international flows of goods, services, and capital.
Return to Sender: The Moral Economy of Peru’s Migrant Remittances is an anthropological account of how Peruvian emigrants raise and remit money and what that means for themselves and for their home communities.
Professor Xiaobo Hu counsels that the United States should give priority to the promotion of peaceful relations across the Taiwan Strait, and to the maintenance of stable and constructive ties with both Taipei and Beijing. Toward those ends, Hu argues, Washington should undertake a comprehensive review of the TRA and the policy of “strategic ambiguity” that has characterized U.S. Taiwan Strait policy for many years.
Taiwanese scholar Yeh-chung Lu cautions against comprehensive revision of the Taiwan Relations Act, but underscores the need for close, candid, and continual consultations between Taipei and Washington.
Current negotiations over trade deals—the TPP across the Pacific and the TTIP across the Atlantic—offer the United States its best chance in decades to create international standards limiting foreign governments’ support for their home industries writes Public Policy Scholar Kent Hughes in this policy brief.
Progresividad y eficacia del gasto público en México: Precondición para una política recaudatoria efectivaMar 25, 2014
This paper explores ways in which Mexico can make fiscal policy more progressive and effective. (SPANISH)
Retired State Department official David Keegan argues that the TRA has protected the interests of both Taiwan and the United States over the past 35 years, but adds that Washington needs to integrate Taipei more clearly into its China policy, including U.S. security planning for China’s maritime periphery.
In this policy brief, Professor Dennis Hickey of Missouri State University urges the U.S. Congress to resist the temptation to use Taiwan as a “political football” or to micromanage relations with Taiwan.
Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 describes China’s use of economic instruments in pursuit of foreign policy goals from the foundation of the People’s Republic to the end of the Cold War.
INFOGRAPHIC: “Trading Wealth, Trading Pollution” – Chinese Pollution and Western Consumption are LinkedMar 04, 2014
Chinese pollution and western consumption are linked. In January 2014, a tri-national team of researchers released a study showing that much of the pollution from heavy industries concentrated in eastern China stems from export production. Some of this pollution drifts across the Pacific Ocean and is deteriorating the air quality over the western United States.