Published: Oct. 10, 2018

CAS Event
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 5pm
Eaton Humanities 250, CU Boulder

A panel discussion about the US-China Trade War featuring Robert F. McNown, Keith E. Maskus, and Karen Gerwitz. Moderated by Tim Oakes, Center for Asian Studies Director. 

Robert F. McNown, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, will discuss alternatives to the tariffs weapon to influence some of China's policies that may be inconsistent with WTO rules. In particular, how could the U.S. collaborate with economic allies, working within the WTO framework, to deal with some of China's practices that are troublesome to many of China's trading partners?

Keith E. Maskus, Professor of Economics and former Associate Dean for Social Sciences at CU Boulder, will talk about the history of how this episode evolved (it has longstanding roots), how the trade war may affect both economies, and offer some thoughts about where this all might go.  As it is likely that the Trump Administration’s true goal here is to eviscerate the World Trade Organization, Keith would offer some thoughts on that also.

Karen Gerwitz, President, World Trade Center Denver, and Scott Larson, Senior Vice President, Legal and General Counsel at Terumo BCT will offer insights on the impact the trade war is having on Colorado business.