Tariffs and Trade: Looking Backward and Forward
Over two and a half centuries, the federal government experimented with a wide range of tariff and trade initiatives. Despite this long history, the current Trump administration policies have few precedents. This talk will describe how disillusionment with congressional tariff legislation led to changes that now allow a president great latitude to impose or rescind tariffs. The presentation will also examine the nature and probable impact of President Trump’s approach to international trade.
John Dobson graduated from MIT with a double major in physics and history and subsequently earned a PhD in history at the University of Wisconsin. He taught at Iowa State University and Oklahoma State University as well as at other institutions in the US and the British Isles. His specialties are diplomatic, business, and political history. He has published Two Centuries of Tariffs and six other books. He is a CIR President Emeritus.
WHERE: CIR Conference Room. 413 Grant Ave, Suite D. Park on Rosario Blvd or on the far/west side of the Wells Fargo Building across the street.
WHEN: Thursday, January 16 2020. 10-11:30am
TICKETS: $5 in advance. Available here.