The administration's objectives for NAFTA negotiations with Canada and Mexico, set to begin in August, will do little to help American workers, let alone create shared prosperity across the continent.
Many have compared the UK's repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 with leaving the European Union.
The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
The TPP should still bring enough benefits for the remaining countries to make it worthwhile to go through the trouble of enacting it.
Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
A fundamental insight into the distributive effects of free trade from almost 90 years ago.
The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.
There's ample space to renegotiate some terms from the original agreement that would improve social welfare across the region.
A flurry of policy reversals in recent weeks suggests Trump has changed his tune from his populist campaign promises. Has he?
If the United States withdraws from or significantly alters NAFTA, Mexico has more options than it thinks — and potentially less to lose than its northern neighbour.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.
China's One Belt, One Road initiative is holding international summit in Beijing, but no Western leaders have said they are coming yet.
Yes, Brexit is really happening, and what comes next could determine whether we see another global financial crisis.
A new WTO trade deal is expected to provide up to $1 trillion in economic gains by eliminating bureaucracy. But that's not its most important benefit.
The largest economy on the planet is quickly moving to a protectionist stance in its international trade.
Jokowi’s visit was a good deal shorter than the one planned for last year. But it did highlight several important issues in the bilateral relationship.
Can Canada manage to keep up trade while also meeting US expectations for a safe border?
Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama's multilateral, win-win approach.
Trump's 'America first' rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.