Economic View: U.S. Steel Must Stay American

Japanese steelmaker Nippon Steel has offered $14 billion for historic American company U.S. Steel. The deal is a bad idea. It’s bad for America, bad for steelworkers, bad for the U.S. manufacturing base. It’s even bad for U.S. Steel itself. The U.S. has four major steelmakers. They are essential to the success and prosperity of…

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…