Kathryn Dominguez lent her expertise in international financial markets to American Public Media’s Marketplace yesterday. In “Trade Agreement, then and now,” reporter Nancy Marshall-Genzer compared today’s global economy to the economy in 1993, the year NAFTA was signed into law.
Dominguez addressed China, which was “just starting to stretch its economic legs in the early ‘90s," wrote Marshall-Genzer, and its enhanced global standing today. “They have increased, dramatically, their exports all around the world. So all eyes have been on China," Dominguez said in the piece.
The comparison to the NAFTA-era economy was prompted by the highly politicized debate in Congress pertaining to the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
Kathryn M. Dominguez is a professor of public policy at the Ford School. Her research interests include topics in international financial markets and macroeconomics. She is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Dominguez teaches macroeconomics, finance, and international economics.