US Export Import Bank and Climate Financing under the Trump Administration

1st March 2017 On 17th February, 2017, a New York Times article titled “Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax under First Trump Budget” reported that the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate, an effort of the Trump’s administration to reorder the government and increase spending on … Continue reading US Export Import Bank and Climate Financing under the Trump Administration

Data-Trade-India-OpenGovernment

In a recent interaction, I was being asked if I could think of tools for trade that should be there but is not available so far. In the Indian context, of course. A topic close to my heart, my bread and butter, my response was the following: ******* Availability of trade statistics in the most … Continue reading Data-Trade-India-OpenGovernment

Trade Policy-Vertical Linkages-NTMs

My experience in the active trade policy world has made me realize that trade policy negotiations have moved away from the text-book comparative advantage intra-industry tariff negotiations to competitive advantage inter-industry non-tariff measures (NTM) negotiations. And that is where the problem of a researcher starts. 1. inter-industry research requires a more detailed level understanding of the … Continue reading Trade Policy-Vertical Linkages-NTMs