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Dollar and Sense is a podcast about all things trade. From local ports and markets to international trade and diplomacy, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Dollar and guests explain how our global trading system is built and its effect on our everyday lives.

Dollar & Sense: The Brookings Trade Podcast The Brookings Institution

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Dollar and Sense is a podcast about all things trade. From local ports and markets to international trade and diplomacy, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow David Dollar and guests explain how our global trading system is built and its effect on our everyday lives.

    A memorial tribute to David Dollar

    A memorial tribute to David Dollar

    David Dollar, the host of Dollar and Sense, passed away on October 6, 2023. In this final episode of his podcast, David’s friends and colleagues pay tribute to his work as a U.S. official and scholar, as a mentor and colleague, as a podcast host, and ultimately as a family man.
    Show notes and transcript
    Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts, and send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 24 min
    A look at food insecurity and agricultural trade around the world

    A look at food insecurity and agricultural trade around the world

    Caitlin Welsh, director of the Global Food and Water Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), reviews global food insecurity, noting that malnourishment extends beyond just hotspot countries, potentially affecting over 40% of people worldwide. She discusses shocks that have affected food security and agricultural trade, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, COVID-19, and India’s restriction on exports of rice in 2022, and also comments on foreign entities’ purchases of agricultural land around the world.
    Show notes and transcript
    Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts, and send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu.
     

    • 24 min
    What’s the best case scenario for US-China relations?

    What’s the best case scenario for US-China relations?

    Ryan Hass, newly appointed director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution, talks with host David Dollar about the themes and ideas the China Center will be focusing on in the next few years. Hass also reviews the state of U.S.-China relations under the Biden administration, how domestic politics—including Taiwan’s—matter in the U.S.-China competition, and his vision of a best case scenario for U.S.-China relations in the coming decade.
    Show notes and transcript
    Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts, and send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu.
     

    • 23 min
    What’s the link between climate change and environmental disasters?

    What’s the link between climate change and environmental disasters?

    Samantha Gross, director of the Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings, talks with David Dollar about whether we can attribute the growing number of extreme weather events and disasters to climate change. Gross says global temperature rise makes these events more likely, but also notes that international cooperation to reduce carbon is having a positive effect on average temperature rise.
    Show notes and transcript
    Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts, and send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 23 min
    The imperative of US-China dialogue on global issues

    The imperative of US-China dialogue on global issues

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently visited China and met with senior Chinese economic and political officials. Mark Sobel, U.S. chairman of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, reflects on her trip, and says U.S.-China dialogue on economic and other global issues is imperative. “I believe that if the world’s two largest economies … aren’t talking,” Sobel says, “whether they agree or not, that’s a very bad thing for themselves and the world.”
    Show notes and transcript
    Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts, and send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 27 min
    Why immigrants are America’s superpower

    Why immigrants are America’s superpower

    Wendy Edelberg, senior fellow and director of The Hamilton Project at Brookings, discusses the positive impact of immigration on the dynamism and fiscal sustainability of the U.S. economy. She also explains her research on the impact immigrants have on local, state, and federal finances. As a whole, immigrants are a net benefit to the U.S. economy, but based largely on immigrants’ education levels, the fiscal cost is disproportionately paid by certain state and local areas. Together with co-author Tara Watson, Edelberg proposes a way to redirect some of the federal gains to these communities, piggy-backing on existing programs.
    Show notes and transcript
    Dollar & Sense is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Learn more at brookings.edu/podcasts, and send feedback to podcasts@brookings.edu.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Positive Sum Game ,

Rest in Peace David Dollar, Thought provoking and mostly balanced

Moderate, erudite, insightful guests. Rare gem these days.

RJG179 ,

Excellent, but Not About Trade

It’s an excellent show with an remarkably knowledgeable host who pulls in very good guests…but it’s not a podcast about trade, not even loosely. World Economics might be a better descriptor.

333710 ,

July 31 link between climate change and environmental disaster

Samantha needs to explain the naturally receding ice sheet for the past 12000+ years prior to fossil fuel use and it’s link to current ‘climate change’

Also, Xi has stated that his people come before transitioning to non fossil fuels contrary to Biden who’s playing politics risking our energy system, economy and the security/ welfare of the US.

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