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TPP: Maybe Not So Horrible

TPP: Maybe Not So Horrible

From The Hill:

President Trump on Thursday instructed top administration officials to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a trade pact he pulled the U.S. out of last year while calling it a “disaster.”

With this whipsaw of trade policy announcements, is it any wonder that economic policy uncertainty is rising? As measured by the Baker, Bloom and Davis index:


Figure 1: Daily EPU index as of April 12 (blue), and 7 day centered moving average (bold red). Source: policyuncertainty.com, and author’s calculations.

A longer term perspective on economic policy uncertainty is shown in this post.

And of course, most of us knew it wasn’t so horrible at all, back when we had a chance to influence the nature of TPP.

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