Winners and Losers in the US-China Trade War


From: Monday May 27, 2024, 6:30 pm

To: Monday May 27, 2024, 7:30 pm

Winners and Losers in the US-China Trade War

The U.S. applied tariffs of 10 to 50 percent on $362 billion of imports from China in 2018-2019. In response, China retaliated by imposing tariffs of similar magnitude on $107 billion dollars of U.S. exports. This type of behavior is commonly referred to as a “trade war’. The U.S.-China trade war resulted in a tripling of the average U.S. duty on imports, rising from 1.6 percent to 5.5. The Trump administration’s main stated objectives of imposing such tariffs were to preserve value of U.S. intellectual property and to create jobs at home, with assurances that this would happen without any cost to U.S. firms or consumers. In this lecture, Dr Amiti will examine the consequences of the U.S.-China trade war on the U.S. economy, and show that the Trump administration’s objectives were not met, instead, the trade-war imposed very large losses on U.S. consumers and firms.

About the Presenter

Mary Amiti is the Head of Labor and Product Market Studies within the Monetary Policy Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to joining the Bank, she held positions at the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, the University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and the University of Pompeu Fabra. She graduated with a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 1997, with a specialization in international trade. She is a co-editor of the Journal of International Economics. She is a Research Associate of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Mary has published in leading journals such as the American Economic ReviewQuarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of Political Economy, Review of Economic StudiesReview of Economics and Statistics, and Journal of International Economics. Her research interests include trade finance; the effects of trade liberalization on productivity, wages, the wage skill premium, and product quality; exchange rate pass-through and dominant currencies; and global value chains and inflation.

Event Details

Date: Monday 27 May 2024
Time: 6
:30pm - 7.30PM AEST
Copland Theatre, The Spot Building (Building 110), The University of Melbourne - 198 Berkeley St, Carlton VIC 3053. 

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The University of Melbourne, Copland Theatre (B01)

Basement Level, The Spot (Building 110), 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton VIC 3053

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