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Making trade relatable by unpacking the new developments and long-running trends reshaping global markets. Brought to you by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Making trade relatable by unpacking the new developments and long-running trends reshaping global markets. Brought to you by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

    29. Understanding Barriers to Women’s Economic Advancement

    29. Understanding Barriers to Women’s Economic Advancement

    Trade policymakers at the World Trade Organization and elsewhere have begun to think about trade as an instrument that can improve gender equality across the world. What do they need to know to design trade agreements and rules that can help women? Kate Francis, an independent consultant currently serving as a gender advisor at The Asia Foundation, explains the barriers that women face to economic empowerment, how they differ from place to place, and what kind of data we need to inform strategies that can make a difference.


    All views expressed by Francis in this podcast are her own. Opinions expressed on Trade Matters are solely those of the guest or host and not the Yeutter Institute or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    Show Notes

    No Silver Bullet for Women Entrepreneurs, Kate Francis
    Can fashion ever be fair? Bama Athreya
    The Rise and Decline of Patriarchal Systems: An Intersectional Political Economy, Nancy Folbre
    The World Bank’s Gender Data Portal
    data2x
    Is Access to Information One Solution to Growing Women’s Economic Opportunity in Asia? Jill O'Donnell


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    28. Is Economic Statecraft the New Language of Great Power Politics?

    28. Is Economic Statecraft the New Language of Great Power Politics?

    What happens when trade rules can’t keep up with the consequences of global economic integration? Jonathan Hackenbroich of the European Council on Foreign Relations explains how countries leverage economic interdependence to apply political pressure in pursuit of a range of policy goals and why the World Trade Organization was not designed to reign in this behavior. He also shares insights on the European Union’s proposed Anti-Coercion Instrument--the bloc’s unprecedented response to rising instances of economic coercion.


    Opinions expressed on Trade Matters are solely those of the guest or host and not the Yeutter Institute or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    Show Notes


    Tough trade: The hidden costs of economic coercion by Jonathan Hackenbroich, Filip Medunic and Pawel Zerka, February 2022

    Measured response: How to design a European instrument against economic coercion by Jonathan Hackenbroich and Pawel Zerka, June 2021

    Anti-coercion instrument explainer


    What Jonathan has been reading lately:

    The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War by Nicholas Mulder (Yale University Press, 2022)



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    27. Trade Deals Under the Radar

    27. Trade Deals Under the Radar

    This episode is dedicated to the trade deals you haven’t heard about. Sometimes called mini or skinny deals, over the last few decades the U.S. has made over 1,200 of these agreements. These deals cover a range of issues, vary in scope, are often not made public, and rarely go out of force. They have one thing in common: all are initiated by the Executive branch and enacted without a final “thumbs up” from Congress. Kathleen Claussen, Associate Professor at the University of Miami School of Law and former associate general counsel at USTR, is tracking down these agreements. Kathleen joins us to explain what they are and what we need to know about them.


    Opinions expressed on Trade Matters are solely those of the guest or host and not the Yeutter Institute or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    What Kathleen has been reading lately:

    How responsive is Trade Adjustment Assistance? Sung Eun Kim and Krzysztof Pelc

    Afronomicslaw

    26. Adjustment, Part 2: Rethinking Adjustment Assistance

    26. Adjustment, Part 2: Rethinking Adjustment Assistance

    Trade Adjustment Assistance is set to expire July 1, with no signs to date that Congress will soon act to renew it. Grant Aldonas is back on Trade Matters with part two on “adjustment.” Aldonas discusses Trade Adjustment Assistance and the components necessary for what he would call a true adjustment assistance program, one that addresses the broader challenge confronting workers and fosters nimbler and more proactive responses to change.


    Opinions expressed on Trade Matters are solely those of the guest or host and not the Yeutter Institute or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    What Grant’s been reading lately:

    Open: The Story of Human Progress by Johan Norberg

    The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

    25. Adjustment, Part 1: Misdiagnosing the Problem of Economic Mobility

    25. Adjustment, Part 1: Misdiagnosing the Problem of Economic Mobility

    How do we adjust to a competitive global economy and define the challenges facing workers? Grant Aldonas, former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, discusses what he calls a misdiagnosis of the problem, political constraints on changing the conversation, and the need to review domestic policies that can be obstacles to economic mobility. Part one of two on “adjustment.”


    Opinions expressed on Trade Matters are solely those of the guest or host and not the Yeutter Institute or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    Show Notes


    A town renewed: Factory in tiny DeWitt, Nebraska, putting tools on the market again, Omaha World Herald, May 2021

    24. How We Talk About Trade

    24. How We Talk About Trade

    Has the parlance of trade kept up with changes in the way trade actually happens? Dr. Phil Levy, Chief Economist at Flexport and former White House and State Department economic policy adviser, joins us to discuss this gap, why it exists, and how it relates to public expectations about what trade agreements can and should accomplish.


    Opinions expressed on Trade Matters are solely those of the guest or host and not the Yeutter Institute or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


    Show Notes


    Does the U.S. Need a Vigorous Industrial Policy? by Phil Levy and Christine McDaniel, Discourse Magazine, February 16, 2021

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