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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: https://www.mercatus.org/bridge/tags/macro-musings

 

Colin’s Twitter: @cpgrabow

Colin’s Cato Institute profile: https://www.cato.org/people/colin-grabow

 

Related Links:

 

Cato’s Project on Jones Act Reform: https://www.cato.org/project-jones-act-reform

 

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

https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/jones-act-burden-america-can-no-longer-bear

 

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

https://www.cato.org/policy-analysis/rust-buckets-how-jones-act-undermines-us-shipbuilding-national-security

 

*The Progressive Case for Jones Act Reform* by Colin Grabow

https://www.cato.org/study/progressive-case-jones-act-reform#:~:text=The%20Jones%20Act%20is%20unwise,repeal%2C%20of%20this%20odious%20law

 

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

https://www.cato.org/policy-analysis/candy-coated-cartel-time-kill-us-sugar-program

 

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

https://www.cato.org/blog/5-years-later-united-states-still-paying-tpp-blunder

 

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

https://www.cato.org/blog/cato-trade-teams-2022-policy-wish-list

 

*For Inflation Relief, the United States Should Look to Trade Liberalization* by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Megan Hogan, & Yilin Wang

https://www.piie.com/publications/policy-briefs/inflation-relief-united-states-should-look-trade-liberalization#:~:text=For%20inflation%20relief%2C%20the%20United%20States%20should%20look%20to%20trade%20liberalization,-Gary%20Clyde%20Hufbauer&text=With%20US%20inflation%20running%20at,calls%20anticompetitive%20behavior%20by%20corporations

 

*Biden’s Frozen Trade Policy* by Anne Krueger

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/trump-trade-policy-frozen-in-place-under-biden-by-anne-o-krueger-2022-02?barrier=accesspaylog

 

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

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo24475328.html

 

David’s Twitter: @DavidBeckworth

David’s blog: http://macromarketmusings.blogspot.com/