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US protectionism before Trump

Geoff Riley

11th January 2017

This short FT video looks at the long sweep of history in the United States over the scale and scope of import tariffs. Import tariffs and a strong currency tend to cancel each other out. Will the Trump administration change their foreign exchange policy towards a managed exchange rate with significant exchange rate intervention?

US protectionism before Trump

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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