Free Chinese Lunch!

Leiden, a.d. Kal. Feb. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., No, this is not an advertisement, this is about trade politics. The EU decided to increase import tariffs on Chinese steel with 9.2% to 13%, as a result of pressure from the European steel industry, which demanded protection from Chinese dumping practices. Dumping occurs when a producer sells products in a foreign... Continue Reading →

TTIP, Property Rights and Investor State Dispute Settlement (Part 2)

Leiden, a.d. V Kal. Nov. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., As I discussed earlier, Investors State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms allow companies to sue governments, and are included in trade and investment treaties with the aim to protect property rights. This is a very legitimate goal, as property rights are very important for economic growth. However, this does... Continue Reading →

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