The U.S. political mood toward trade has gone sour. One need look no further than the 2016 presidential contest for the popular narrative: trade means that China wins, at America's expense. But do the numbers support that conclusion? The metrics used to gauge economic strength-Gross Domestic Product and balance of trade-have not kept up with the realities of modern manufacturing. Obtaining an accurate picture of U.S. economic stature requires a critique of those numbers.
Join us for a conversation with University of Minnesota Professor Varadarajan V. Chari on the development of appropriate policy solutions for the challenges at hand.
Wednesday, March 8; 6:00 pm in Minneapolis | Thursday, March 9 12:00 pm in St. Paul | Free