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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.

Apr 25, 2022

Colin Grabow is a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Trade Policy Studies, and he joins Macro Musings to talk about US trade policies, the Jones Act, and the consequences of this harmful maritime statute. Specifically, David and Colin also discuss the counterfactual world of TPP, the future of international trade, and how to fix the myriad of problems caused by the Jones Act.


Transcript for the episode can be found here.


Colin’s Twitter: @cpgrabow

Colin’s Cato Institute profile:


Related Links:


Cato’s Project on Jones Act Reform:


*The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear* by Colin Grabow, Inu Manak, and Daniel Ikenson


*Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security* by Colin Grabow


*The Progressive Case for Jones Act Reform* by Colin Grabow,repeal%2C%20of%20this%20odious%20law


*Candy-Coated Cartel: Time to Kill the U.S. Sugar Program* by Colin Grabow


*5 Years Later and the United States is Still Paying for Its TPP Blunder* by Colin Grabow


*The Cato Trade Team’s 2022 Policy Wish List* by Scott Lincicome, Inu Manak, Gabriella Beaumont-Smith & Colin Grabow


*For Inflation Relief, the United States Should Look to Trade Liberalization* by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Megan Hogan, & Yilin Wang,-Gary%20Clyde%20Hufbauer&text=With%20US%20inflation%20running%20at,calls%20anticompetitive%20behavior%20by%20corporations


*Biden’s Frozen Trade Policy* by Anne Krueger


*Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy* by Douglas Irwin


David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth

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