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Why Protectionism Won’t Bring Back Jobs

Is a global trade war on the horizon?  Knowledge@Wharton recently shared this podcast which discusses the topic of free trade and protectionism.  The conversation features Wharton Professor Mauro Guillen, Director of the G7 Research Group John Kirton and HEC Professor Olivier Chatain.

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Trade War Or A War Of Words?

The prospect of imposing new tariffs against China has been making headlines.  China has responded in-kind with similar threats.  What would be the impact of tariffs on the U.S., Chinese & global economies? To help explain tariffs and their ramifications, Christian Camerota of the Harvard Business School interviewed HBS faculty members Professor William Kirby (T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration) and Professor Willy Shih (Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration).

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Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing

Writing for the New York Times, Peter Goodman examines the growth of the world’s major economies – a landmark that has not happened since the financial crisis.  Goodman explores IMF predictions and trends pushing these economies forward.

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China Clears Way for More Foreign Participation

In his latest blog entry, Mark Mobius examines the Chinese economy. In particular he comments on China’s efforts to embrace global markets and their consideration of renewable energy sources.

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Emerging Markets and Developing Economies: Sustaining Growth in a Less Supportive External Environment

Writing for the IMF Blog, Bertrand Gruss, Malhar Nabar, and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro take a look at the role of Emerging Market economies as part of the larger global economy.  According to their work, Emerging Markets have become a more influential part of world-wide economic growth. This study looks at how these countries have integrated into and influenced the wider financial markets.

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Emerging Markets Are Bouncing Back From a Six-Year Slowdown

The current state of Emerging Market investments appears strong. Writing for the New York Times, Landon Thomas, Jr. looks at several emerging economies to gain insight into this recent positive boost.

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Pimco Adviser’s ‘Trade of a Decade’ Beckons in Emerging Markets

Writing for Bloomberg.com, Ben Bartenstein looks at Emerging Markets investments in the current economic environment. In particular, he interviews Christopher Brightman, CIO of Research Affiliates, to gain valuable insight for Bloomberg’s readers.

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What Is Fueling the Ecommerce Boom in China?

Nouriel Roubini takes an in-depth look at e-commerce in China with this recent addition in the EconoMonitor. What makes China the largest market for e-commerce? In addition, can it continue to grow?

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TPP: Why the U.S. Withdrawal Could Be a Boon for China

What will international trade look like now that the U.S. has left TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiations? This recent article published in Knowledge@Wharton examines the TPP and how the US will forge future trade agreements in the region.

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How to Make America’s Robots Great Again

Are robots really the future of a manufacturing revolution? Writing for the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo looks at how robotics could impact the future of American business.

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