Generic Drug Shortages and How a Race to the Bottom in Price has Upended 30 years of Hatch-Waxman

CPA’s report, titled “Generic Drug Shortages and How a Race to the Bottom in Price has Upended 30 years of Hatch-Waxman,” details how a loophole in the Hatch-Waxman Act has led to generic drug shortages in the U.S., offshoring of America’s domestic production of generic pharmaceuticals to China and India, and price gouging by foreign…

CPA Model: US-UK Trade Agreement Would Make Over 3,000 Unemployed, Reduce GDP in U.S.

Key Points CPA’s economic modeling of a U.S.-U.K. free trade agreement that cut tariffs to zero between the two countries shows that such an agreement would increase unemployment by more than 2,000 jobs and reduce U.S. GDP by $142 million. This economic model includes for the first time a methodology for estimating job loss due…

CPA Reshoring Index Improves Slightly in 2020 as Manufacturing Trade Deficit Plunges to Worst Ever

Executive Summary The CPA Reshoring Index is the first and only measure of U.S. producers’ share of the U.S. domestic market for manufactured goods. It is calculated from federal government data on manufacturing production, imports, and exports. The Reshoring Index for 2020 shows that U.S. producers had a 69.6% share of the U.S. market with…

Quantifying Job Quality for U.S., Black, Hispanic, and Asian American Workers

CPA’s Job Quality Index reveals that Black Americans and Hispanic Americans suffer from far worse job quality than the total workforce, as measured by the weekly wages of all U.S. production and nonsupervisory employees. These disparities are due to the decline of high quality jobs such as those in the manufacturing sector and the rise…

CPA, China Tech Threat Release White Paper on Semiconductors, Countering China’s Threats

WASHINGTON — The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and China Tech Threat today jointly released a white paper titled “Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors and Countering China’s Threats.” The paper examines the decline in U.S. market share in global semiconductor manufacturing, the attendant risks to U.S economic and national security, and why maintaining U.S.…

Supercharging Infrastructure Spending With Strict Buy America Rules

According to a new CPA analysis, a Congressional five-year $1.5 trillion infrastructure investment plan could create 2.5 million jobs by 2025 while bringing sorely needed improvement to the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure. However, the analysis finds that a quarter of the spending would go on imported materials and supplies. The same infrastructure plan implemented under a…