March 8 Global Conversations: Trade and Politics

Discussions in Minneapolis AND St. Paul

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
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