Plenary session "New Protectionism and its Costs": The US-China Trade War: Effects on Europe

Gabriel Felbermayr

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Plenary session: New Protectionism and its Costs

Protectionism has been on the rise since the World Financial Crisis. While it was focused on behind-the-border measures or so called trade defense instruments until recently, we now witness a return of interventionist tariff policies. How strong have the impediments to international trade become? How do they impact the flow of goods and services? What are the economic costs associated to this new protectionism?

Simon J. Evenett (University of St. Gallen): New Protectionism: Forms, Scale, and Effects Video
Gabriel Felbermayr (ifo Institute): The US-China Trade War: Effects on Europe
Hylke Vandenbussche (KU Leuven): US-EU Trade: the Cost of non-TTIP Video
Stefano Schiavo (University of Trento): The Impact of Trade on European Firms and Workers Video

Publication

Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr, "Who is Paying for the Trade War with China?", EconPol Policy Brief 11, November 2018.