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Guest Commentary — TPP for Dummies

January 27, 2016

How do we know whether or not the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects American interests? Research associate Andrew Morimoto has some highlights that show what select sectors really think.

| By Andrew Morimoto

Guest Commentary — TPP for Dummies

How do we know whether or not the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects American interests? Research associate Andrew Morimoto has some highlights that show what select sectors really think.


| By Phil Levy

How High a Minimum Wage?

New Pew results has Americans weighing in on the how high the minimum wage should be. The numbers are interesting because they get at some of the core beliefs about how a minimum wage works.





About

Phil Levy is senior fellow on the global economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Previously he was associate professor of business administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He was formerly a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. From 2003 to 2006, he served first as senior economist for trade for President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and then as a member of Secretary of State Rice’s Policy Planning Staff, covering international economic matters. Before working in government, he was a faculty member of Yale University’s Department of Economics for nine years and spent one of those as academic director of Yale’s Center for the Study of Globalization.

His academic writings have appeared in such outlets as The American Economic ReviewEconomic Journal, and theJournal of International Economics. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy magazine’s online Shadow Government section and writes on topics including trade policy, economic relations with China, and the European economic crisis. Dr. Levy has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Joint Economic Committee, the House Committee on Ways and Mean, and the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University in 1994 and his AB in Economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1988.

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Guest Commentary — TPP for Dummies

How do we know whether or not the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects American interests? Research associate Andrew Morimoto has some highlights that show what select sectors really think.


| By Phil Levy

How High a Minimum Wage?

New Pew results has Americans weighing in on the how high the minimum wage should be. The numbers are interesting because they get at some of the core beliefs about how a minimum wage works.





| By Phil Levy

The Shortcomings of CNBC's Republican Debate

The third Republican debate held in Boulder, Colorado, was meant to cover the economy. That should have been natural terrain for the CNBC moderators, but were they missing the tough questions?


| By Phil Levy

TPP - Quick Reaction

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal was reached today. So, is it time to break out the champagne?






| By Phil Levy

Just a Flesh Wound?

At the end of July, negotiators for the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership countries failed to conclude a trade agreement. Was the failure just a flesh wound, or was it something more serious?


| By Phil Levy

It’s all Greek to Me

As the Greek suffering mounts and they careen towards Sunday’s referendum, Senior Fellow Phil Levy has two additional questions surrounding the Greek crisis.


Previously, on Game of Trade…

It is traditional, in intricate ongoing dramatic sagas, to begin a new episode with a recap. If you are just tuning in to trade policy prospects in the US Congress, Senior Fellow Phil Levy breaks it down in his latest post on the World of Cents blog.
 


| By Phil Levy

Venn Will They See How Serious This Is?

After the President’s trade policy was blocked in the US Senate yesterday, there was a divide among analysts over just how serious a setback the vote was. But it is difficult to see how the trade agenda could now advance, and the sensitive timing of trade talks means that a delay could be fatal.