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Hosted by David Beckworth of the Mercatus Center, Macro Musings is a podcast which pulls back the curtain on the important macroeconomic issues of the past, present, and future.

Sep 25, 2017

Caroline Freund is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Previously, she served as the chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank. She joins the show to discuss her career in trade policy and her work on the slowdown in global trade since the Great Recession. Finally, she also shares her thought on President Trump’s trade policies. David’s blog: Macro Musings podcast site: David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth Caroline’s PIIE profile: Caroline’s Bloomberg archive: Caroline’s Twitter: @CarolineFreund Related links: *Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and Their Mega Firms* by Caroline Freund (assisted by Sarah Oliver) “The Global Trade Slowdown and Secular Stagnation” by Caroline Freund “Invest in minds, not miners” by Caroline Freund and Christine McDaniel “U.S. Needs Trade Deals, Not ‘Remedies’” by Caroline Freund “The China Shock: Learning from Labor Market Adjustment to Large Changes in Trade” by David H. Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon H. Hanson "Trump's Trade Pullout Roils Rural America" by Adam Behsudi