Category Archives: Manufacturing

Doing Business in Cuba

I recently returned from my second visit to Cuba. While comparing this visit to my first in 2012, during which I began studying Cuba’s political and economic reforms, some things have remained the same. However, a number of things pertaining to Cuba’s economy … Continue reading

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Blaming Free Trade Alone Ignores Deeper Systemic Issues

Arguments that free trade agreements, including recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), cause more harm than good are based on limited information and extensive rhetoric. Consequently, the real challenges plaguing the United States are overlooked. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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US-South Korea FTA: The importance of analyzing on an industry-level

My latest video post discussed the potential benefits of the U.S-South Korea free trade agreement. However, the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea in manufactured goods has increased since the agreement took effect in March of this year. According to a U.S. … Continue reading

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China is not the big bad wolf of international trade

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Right before the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, I shared with you why international trade is an important topic. I was glad that international trade, as it relates to jobs and economic growth, was a part of that debate. … Continue reading

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Competition versus jobs: NC furniture manufacturers’ strategy and 2012 elections

NC furniture manufacturers discuss the opportunities that Made in America presents for their companies as well as their strategies for continued growth. The interviews also shed some light as to what our policymakers can do to support manufacturing, particularly in … Continue reading

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