CPA Improves Leading Trade Model to Reflect Real-World Effects of Trade

Key Points The standard widely-used trade model, GTAP, has been wrong in its forecasts of every major U.S. trade agreement. CPA economists have modified the model to allow it to show more realistically the effects of trade policy on employment and the entire economy. Our modified GTAP model, GTAP-FP, finds that import restriction or policies…

CPA Model Shows Manufacturing Tax Credits Boost U.S. Economy by 6.3%, Create 11 Million Jobs

Key Points The CPA Pro-Growth Model provides superior analysis of the impact of changes in trade and industrial policies and their impact on the U.S. economy. Tax credits for all U.S. manufacturing sectors would stimulate the economy, create 11.2 million new jobs, and increase real household income by 9.1%. Real GDP would grow by 6.3%.…

What are the Best Tariffs for the U.S.? Economists Say: From 14% to 60%

What is the difference between an undergraduate international trade economics class and a graduate-level class? The difference is that in an undergraduate economics class they teach you that the ideal level of tariffs for any country is zero. Free trade rules! But in a graduate-level class, they teach you that tariffs can help a nation…