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An Economic Analysis of the US-China Trade Conflict

This paper provides an economic analysis of the trade conflict between the US and China, providing an overview of the tariff increases, a discussion of the background of the trade conflict, and an analysis of the economic effects of the trade conflict, based both on empirics (ex post analysis) and on simulations (ex ante analysis).


Keywords: Trade effects of tariffs, Trade conflict, Economic simulations
JEL: F17: International Economics / Trade / Trade: Forecasting and Simulation; F12: International Economics / Trade / Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation; F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations; F14: International Economics / Trade / Empirical Studies of Trade
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