About Chad @ChadBown
Chad P. Bown is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. He has served as senior economist on President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. His books include “Self-Enforcing Trade: Developing Countries and WTO Dispute Settlement” (Brookings Institution Press), “The Great Recession and Import Protection” (CEPR and World Bank), and “The Law, Economics, and Politics of Retaliation in WTO Dispute Settlement” (Cambridge University Press).
Chad’s Recent Stories
Economy Jan 30Column: Trump’s border tax is not the right fix for U.S.-Mexico trade
There is little to gain and much to lose by using a border tax adjustment as either a punitive import tariff or a policy designed to finance a border wall.
Economy Nov 21Column: The truth about trade agreements – and why we need them
Trade agreements remain critical because that beggar-thy-neighbor temptation for governments — in the United States, but especially elsewhere — never goes away. And it will surely resurface if the United States is the first to rip them up.