Update: Across-the-Board Tariffs on China with Retaliation & Federal Spending Create Over 1 Million Jobs in Five Years

This Working Paper presents the results of a CPA econometric model showing that a permanent tariff on Chinese imports would stimulate the US economy. by Jeff Ferry (Chief Economist) and Steven Byers (Senior Economist) The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has updated a prior study on the impact of permanent tariffs on all Chinese imports. Specifically, we…

We Need An American Alternative to Huawei

By Jeff Ferry, Chief Economist President Trump’s decision over the weekend to allow US component and chip companies to sell to Chinese network builder Huawei was a questionable decision. We need independence from Huawei, not reliance on them as either a customer or network provider.  Yet the president’s decision was an inevitable result of the…

US Agriculture Has Failed To Benefit From Korean Free Trade Agreement: Time For a New Approach

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director  A major reason the US Congress and Obama administration approved the KORUS free trade agreement with South Korea in 2011 was the expected benefits to US agricultural exports.  Six years later, it’s now clear those benefits have not materialized. US agricultural exports to South Korea have fallen 9% since 2011,…