Left behind by protectionism: learning from the Bush administration's steel tariffsTrade & Globalization | Economic Policy
Post, January 31, 2018
By Sébastien Jean, Ariell Reshef
On January 22, President Trump announced his decision to apply tariffs on imported washing machines and photovoltaic cells and modules, and other protectionist measures could follow. To understand what the impacts of such measures could be, we review an earlier episode, the steel safeguards imposed by George W. Bush in 2002.