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Study: Trump’s ‘trade war’ was ‘at best a wash’ for jobs, good for GOP

February 6, 2024 at 12:02 PM
The “trade war” initiated by former President Trump in 2018 delivered political dividends for the Republican party but did not bring back promised jobs in regions harmed by trade with China, a new study finds. “ Help for the heartland? The employment and electoral effects of the Trump tariffs in the United States ,” National Bureau of Economic Research working paper by economists David Autor, Anne Beck, David Dorn and Gordon Hanson, analyzes whether President Trump’s trade policies – including...

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