Trade Wars: What do they Mean? Why are they Happening Now? What are the Costs?
---- Acknowledgments ----
Thanks to Treb Allen, Emily Blanchard, Chad Bown, Davin Chor, Swati Dhingra, Caroline Freund, Penny Goldberg, Judy Goldstein, Henrik Horn, Doug Irwin, Petros C. Mavroidis, Emanuel Ornelas, Nina Pavcnik, Alan Sykes, Nick Tsivanidis and Ben Zissimos for many helpful comments. All remaining errors are our own. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the institutions to which they belong, nor to the National Bureau of Economic Research. Research for this paper has been supported in part by the World Bank’s Umbrella Facility for Trade.
---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Robert W. Staiger ----
In the Fall of 2011, I served as a consultant for the WTO and wrote a background paper ( http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~rstaiger/NTMs_WTO_123111 ) for the WTO's World Trade Report 2012.