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March 15, 2018

Trump Announces New Economic Advisor


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

“With the departure of Gary Cohn, many were concerned that an important voice for free markets would be missing from the administration,” stated Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the conservative  Institute for Policy Innovation. “Appointing Larry Kudlow should relieve those fears.”

March 14, 2018

Trump names Larry Kudlow as Top Economic Adviser


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Conservative free trade groups praised the move.  “With the departure of Gary Cohn, many were concerned that an important voice for free markets would be missing from the administration,” said Merrill Matthews, a scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation. “Appointing Larry Kudlow should relieve those fears.”

March 14, 2018

Larry Kudlow Praised as Trump's Potential Top Economic Advisor


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

The Institute for Policy Innovation is praising the expected naming of CNBC commentator and analyst Larry Kudlow to replace Gary Cohn as President Donald Trump's chief economic advisor (head of the National Economic Council).

March 8, 2018

Republicans Leerier of Trump's Tariffs than Democrats


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"Even if one agrees that U.S.-made steel must be protected, the problem is that imposing large tariffs gives a green light to every other company or industry hoping to use government power to protect it from competition," IPI resident scholar Merrill Matthews said. "They will now descend on Washington, checkbook in hand. That's the swamp, or what's known as 'crony capitalism.'"

January 3, 2018

U.S. Trade Agreements: Reasons For Restraint


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

As Merrill Matthews of the Institute for Policy Innovation noted in a Jan. 2 Wall Street Journal op-ed column, NAFTA participants Canada, Mexico and the United States are codependent on energy and benefit from the trade agreement’s tariff terms.

September 12, 2017

Swazi Farmers Brace for Life Without Their Sugar Daddy


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

With the EU set to lift caps on sugar production, African producers could be squeezed out of a market that has propped up places like Swaziland for years.

September 11, 2017

African Farmers Brace for Life Without Sweet Support From EU


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

More than 100 countries, from Cuba to India to Russia, produce sugar from sugarcane and sugar beet. Many of them are able to undercut the prices demanded by Swazi farmers, who receive no subsidies from their government, in markets such as West Africa and the Middle East.

May 30, 2017

Trump's Tweet Tirade Against Germany Could Backfire On U.S.


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

"The U.S. has a trade deficit because consumers have money to spend — and they spend it," said Merrill Matthews, IPI resident scholar, in a recent post. "Moreover, when U.S. consumers buy foreign goods and services (the current account), that money returns in the form of investment (the capital account). In other words, the accounts balance."

July 5, 2016

Responding To Trump's Spasm of Protectionism


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Donald Trump’s anti-free-trade bloviating of late might give the impression the whole party has lost its bearings on this economic issue. Fortunately, like so much else, Trump doesn’t talk for Republicans.

July 1, 2016

Scholar Debunks Trump's Trade Speech


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s trade policy speech this week was misleading on the actual state of U.S. trade, a scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation said in a Rare op-ed published on Friday.

 

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