Chad Bown

Chad Bown


Senior Fellow @PIIE; Formerly Senior Economist @WhiteHouse CEA, Lead Economist @WorldBank, & Econ Prof @BrandeisU

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NEW: With ten months of 2020 now in the books, China has purchased less than half of the US exports Trump pledged it would buy this year under his Phase One deal. (Official October trade data released today.)

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NEW: With three-fourths of 2020 now in the books, China has purchased only slightly more than one-third of the US exports Trump pledged it would buy this year under his "historic" Phase One deal. (Official September trade data released today.)

Trump’s new NAFTA has not provoked an investment surge. From 2013-16 automakers announced US investments of $47.3 bn. From 2017-19, it was $38.3 bn. Investment goes with market growth, and US auto sales peaked in 2016. FACTS with @kdziczek  & @sdonnan 

As the election approaches, mounting evidence indicates the US-China deal is failing to live up to Trump’s $200 billion purchase pledge. No single reason explains why, but 15 products help tell the story. My latest

After the election, the US will need a new trade approach with China. Here's why.

How can America be great? Voting, yes. But also this Transparency Opener of new Congressional Research Service report: "US outlays for market-distorting domestic farm support could exceed the annual US spending limit of $19.1 bn in both 2019 and 2020."

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No Thanksgiving family gatherings means demand for 20lb turkeys is down. People want only 10lb (which are not) turkeys. @svaneksmith  gives yet another 2020 economic disruption hurting real people (small farmers) for @theindicator  🎙 PODCAST 🎙 [9 mins]

half my life is spent pretending i understand the acronym someone just mentioned and i swear they just made up

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