Policy for the People invites you to a lunch talk with Dr. José Caraballo-Cueto. Caraballo-Cueto will discuss the limitations to trade and commerce as a result of Puerto Rico's colonial relationship with the United States, reviewing legislation affecting Puerto Rico's economic transactions and assessing the impact of trade limitations on the island’s economy.
Consideration of the the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been postponed until after the election, when it may come up for a vote in Congress. Ford School Professor Alan Deardorff will moderate this two-person panel on the pros and cons of the TPP.
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Department of Economics will host a Festschrift titled 'Comparative Advantage, Economic Growth, and the Gains from Trade and Globalization' in honor of Alan Deardorff on Friday and Saturday, October 2-3, 2009. Princeton University professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman will deliver the keynote address on Friday, 10/2 at 3:00pm. Registration is required for the Festschrift.