Obama Trade Policy: An Assessment at Six Months
AEI Program in International Economics

Six months into taking office, President Barack Obama has launched sweeping initiatives to stimulate the economy, reform health care, and curb global warming. On one subject--international trade policy--however, the administration has been largely silent, as AEI's Philip I. Levy and Claude Barfield discuss in the recently published International Economic Outlook, "In Search of an Obama Trade Policy."

Other than delivering stirring calls to avoid protectionism, the president and his new team of trade officials have given few clues regarding their intentions for the future of the World Trade Organization's Doha Round, the pending ratification of free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia, and Korea, or the charting of a new path for U.S. trade policy (a promise Obama trumpeted during the presidential campaign). At this event, a group of trade policy experts will assess the challenges facing the administration on trade policy and the Obama administration's options in this area going forward.

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine
About the Author

 

Claude
Barfield

 

Philip I.
Levy

What's new on AEI

AEI Election Watch 2014: What will happen and why it matters
image A nation divided by marriage
image Teaching reform
image Socialist party pushing $20 minimum wage defends $13-an-hour job listing
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 20
    MON
  • 21
    TUE
  • 22
    WED
  • 23
    THU
  • 24
    FRI
Monday, October 20, 2014 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Warfare beneath the waves: The undersea domain in Asia

We welcome you to join us for a panel discussion of the undersea military competition occurring in Asia and what it means for the United States and its allies.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
AEI Election Watch 2014: What will happen and why it matters

AEI’s Election Watch is back! Please join us for two sessions of the longest-running election program in Washington, DC. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
What now for the Common Core?

We welcome you to join us at AEI for a discussion of what’s next for the Common Core.

Event Registration is Closed
Thursday, October 23, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Brazil’s presidential election: Real challenges, real choices

Please join AEI for a discussion examining each candidate’s platform and prospects for victory and the impact that a possible shift toward free-market policies in Brazil might have on South America as a whole.

Event Registration is Closed
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.