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Jan 4, 2021

Measuring Agricultural Trade Costs: Findings and Recommendations

Heidi Schweizer and John Beghin offer suggestions for reducing the financial burdens associated with international trade. 

Jan 14, 2020

Do State-Owned Enterprises Benefit More from China’s Cereal Grain Tariff-Rate Quota Regime?

Although the WTO dispute settlement body calls on China to correct its TRQ administration methods for cereal grain imports before December 31, 2019, some studies suggest that powerful states, such as China and the United States, may refuse to comply and simply live with the potential retaliation. 

Jan 9, 2020

How Did Politics Motivate Last Year’s Enormous Farm Subsidies?

President Trump's approximately $28 billion trade war bailout to farmers nationwide last year was more than twice the final cost of the auto industry bailout in 2008, which was about $10.2 billion. 

Sep 23, 2019

A U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: Potential Benefits to U.S. Beef

Blake Brown breaks down the implications of the U.S.-Japan trade deal on the beef industry. 

Sep 18, 2018

America’s Sugar ‘Cartel’

American sugar production is highly subsidized by the US government, Beghin explains. 

Jul 10, 2018

Walden: How Would Ending NAFTA Impact the North Carolina Economy?

If efforts to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) fail, there is a possibility the trade pact will be ended. If NAFTA is terminated, what would be the likely impacts on economic production and employment in North Carolina? 

Aerial view of Belltower and downtown Raleigh to the east of campus.

Apr 2, 2018

The Economics of Tariffs: Can Restricting International Trade Be Good For the Economy?

In recent political news, trade policy has grabbed the spotlight.