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China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump's Trade War?

China’s GDP Growth Slows Down: Is it Trump’s Trade War?

November 4, 2018

Prof. David Kotz argues that the trade war is counter-productive for everyone, including the US, because it does not include a plan for an industrial policy. The conflict foreshadows increasing unresolvable tensions between the two powers

The Economy Under Trump: Business Optimism Combined with Inequality

The Economy Under Trump: Business Optimism Combined with Inequality

September 12, 2018

Trump’s Chair of Economic Advisors presented a glowing analysis of how business optimism and investment boomed with Trump’s election. But what do these figures mask and how accurate are they? We take a closer look at the data with PERI’s Gerald Epstein

Rapid GDP Growth: Does Trump Deserve the Credit?

August 27, 2018

Trump and his supporters argue that the 2017 corporate tax rate cuts are spurring economic growth. Is there any truth to this? We discuss the real effects of the tax cuts with economics professor Gerald Epstein of PERI at UMass Amherst

Can GDP Growth and Carbon Emissions be Delinked?

April 11, 2016

Nate Aden of the World Resource Institute identifies 21 countries that succeeded in maintaining economic growth while also decreasing carbon emissions – can this feat be replicated elsewhere?

Why Did Economy Shrink So Dramatically During the First Quarter of 2014?

June 26, 2014

Robert Pollin: Five years after the Great Recession, austerity as the dominant policy agenda is keeping the recovery weak

Reality Asserts Itself - Robert Johnson

June 10, 2014
On Reality Asserts Itself, Mr. Johnson says the scale of the political investment of finance – six, seven hundred million dollars – is overwhelming. With the political power of finance, do we still have a democracy?

Who Benefits from Austerity?

January 26, 2014
John Weeks: The UK announces tens of billions of dollars of cuts to social programs despite a poor economic recovery

Leaked TPP Document Reveals No Regard for Environment in Trade Agreement

January 15, 2014

President Obama’s fast track process for TPP gets dealt another blow by leaked environment chapter

Bill Black: Volcker Rule Approved But “Not Enforceable”

December 11, 2013

Former financial regulator Bill Black says 863-page Volcker rule will allow banks to continue their risky financial derivative bets by claiming speculation is mere hedging.

Nigeria Overtakes South Africa as Continent’s Largest Economy

November 4, 2013

Leonce Ndikumana: Nigeria revises economic data and will displace S.A. as Africa’s largest economy.