In the Media

Econ 101 with Emily Blanchard—Trade War

Oct 18, 2018 // As a guest on 93.9 The River, Emily Blanchard discusses ongoing trade relations between the United States and the rest of the world. Blanchard says contentious trade relations aren’t likely to balance trade for the U.S.
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While You Weren’t Looking: 5 Stories from the Trump Administration That Aren’t about Brett Kavanaugh

Oct 06, 2018 // Continued coverage of comments by Emily Blanchard regarding the impact of USMCA—the trade deal that will replace NAFTA if approved by lawmakers. Blanchard says that while it is good much of NAFTA will stay intact, ongoing trade tensions are distracting from more important issues.
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Trump’s ‘Historic’ Trade Deal Doesn’t Look so Historic after All

Oct 02, 2018 // Continued coverage of comments by Emily Blanchard regarding USMCA, the new trade deal replacing NAFTA. Blanchard says much of the deal is familiar with its components largely coming from NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
View at The Salt Lake Tribune

The New NAFTA Didn’t Avert a Crisis. It Just Delayed It.

Oct 03, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard, in an article about the new USMCA trade deal that will replace NAFTA should it be approved by lawmakers.
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NAFTA 2.0 with a Splash of TPP

Oct 01, 2018 // Mentions Emily Blanchard, associate professor of business administration, in an article about the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a trade agreement to replace NAFTA.
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Why the Auto Industry (Mostly) Opposes Proposed Tariffs

Jul 19, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the auto industry’s reaction to proposed tariffs by the Trump administration. Blanchard says the typical divide between domestic and foreign companies regarding tariffs doesn’t hold in this case.
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The economics case for using Zen to think about trade

Jun 15, 2018 // Highlights research by Emily Blanchard and Gerald Willmann in an article arguing that Zen principles should be used to defend globalization. One such principle is to follow the currents, or “go with the flow,” which could be applied to protect workforces from upheaval caused by trade uncertainty.
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How U.S. Trade Policy Risks Isolating the Country from Traditional Allies

Jun 11, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in a piece about tensions at the latest G7 summit, and how new trade policies in the United States could have an impact on its relationships with countries long considered allies.
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The Business Impact of Trump Tariffs

Jun 01, 2018 // Features Emily Blanchard in an article about the far-reaching impact of tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. Blanchard says that a key area affected are supply chains.
View at Risk Management

Beer, Plane Tickets and iPhones Are All About to Get More Expensive. Here's Why

May 31, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about President Trump’s announcement of new steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.
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The Trade War Dials Up to 11

May 24, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the possibility of the Trump administration introducing tariffs on automobile imports in the name of national security.
View at Foreign Policy

Our Trade Relationship with Iran in a Nutshell

May 17, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about trade relations between the United States and Iran, specifically in regard to pistachios and other nuts. In the 1970s, the American nut industry lobbied for tariffs to be placed on Iranian pistachios.
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Just Because You Use Words Interchangeably Doesn't Mean They're the Same

May 01, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard, associate professor of business administration, in a piece about the difference between tariffs and quotas. An example of a quota came in the 1980s, when Japan voluntarily restricted the number of automobiles it exported to the United States.
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Trump Trade Tariffs Set to Hit Europe as Talks Uncertain

May 01, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about the impact recent tariffs levied by the Trump administration will have on trade relations between the U.S. and Europe.
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Higher Steel Costs Are Expected to Become the New Normal for Manufacturers

Apr 10, 2018 // An article about the effect new steel tariffs may have on manufacturers that use the material quotes Emily Blanchard. Blanchard says manufacturers will be clamoring for domestic steel to avoid paying the tariff, giving sellers an advantage.
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Tariffs Explained

Apr 05, 2018 // In an interview with PRI’s “The World,” Emily Blanchard discusses recent tariffs proposed by President Trump on China, as well as potential retaliatory tariffs. Blanchard says any country that imposes tariffs will hurt its consumers, but how much depends on the product.
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‘It’s Factory North America,’ but Trump Could Hobble It

Apr 01, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard, associate professor of business administration, in an article about how the future of NAFTA will impact American businesses, particularly Union Pacific and others in the railroad industry.
View at The New York Times

Trump Opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ with Tariffs

Mar 14, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about President Trump's decision to levy new tariffs in the name of national security. Blanchard says invoking national security for the tariffs could have wide-ranging consequences.
View at Foreign Policy

Why You Should Care About Trump’s Tariffs, Explained by an Economic Historian

Mar 08, 2018 // In an interview with Vox, Emily Blanchard weighs in on how tariffs proposed by President Trump will impact consumers and potentially incite a trade war. Blanchard says there’s every reason to expect retaliatory tariffs to be levied against the U.S., particularly against farmers.
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Why Congress, Not the WTO, Is Best Suited to Rein in Trump on Tariffs

Mar 09, 2018 // Quotes Emily Blanchard in an article about how Congress or the World Trade Organization could thwart President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum. Blanchard says the national security provision employed to impose the tariffs could be problematic for future trade decisions.
View at Deutsche Welle