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Implications for Canada-U.S. Trade with the new U.S. Administration and Congress (May 16)

Economic Society of Calgary: 
Implications for Canada-U.S. Trade with the new U.S. Administration and Congress

Date: Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Speakers: 
Carlo Dade, Director of the Trade and Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation
Trevor Tombe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary

Location: International Hotel (220 4 Ave SW) 35th Floor Riverview Room
Time: 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Cost: $45 ESC Members and tables of 6, $55 Non-members, $35 Students 

 

Abstract:

Since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump and the changes in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, many have wondered what the implications will be for Canada-U.S. trade. Will, as President Trump said in an earlier visit in 2017 from Prime Minister Trudeau, there be minor changes or tweaks to agreements such as NAFTA or could there be a move towards more comprehensive trade protectionism? In either case, what will be the implications for the Alberta economy and other primary industry intensive provinces? The ESC is proud to present Carlo Dade, Director of the Trade and Investment Centre at the Canada West Foundation and Trevor Tombe, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary who will address the topic Implications for Canada-U.S. Trade with the new U.S. Administration and Congress. Both presenters will not only provide their insights on how Canada-U.S. trade may evolve but also on factors that will both influence and be influenced by that evolving trading relationship such as the TransPacific Partnership and the Comprehensive European Trade Agreement (CETA)

 

Speaker Bios:

As Director of the Trade & Investment Centre, Carlo Dade develops and leads research and advocacy to promote growth and profitability in western Canada’s export economy. Carlo has a long history in international public policy most recently as Senior Fellow in the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. Carlo has been a leading voice in debates on development of trade infrastructure and recent Canadian free trade agreements including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Pacific Alliance trade blocs. His Centre has an ambitious North American public policy research agenda including a focus on provincial-state engagement. He is one of Canada’s leading commentators on North American competitiveness and Canada-Mexico relations.

Trevor Tombe  joined the University of Calgary’s Economics department in the summer of 2012 and previously held a position as assistant professor of economics at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He received his MA and PhD from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in finance from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Tombe’s research includes the study of the importance of trade in agriculture for poor countries. That is, barriers to food imports by poor countries significantly lower their aggregate productivity, helping us understand the source of differences between rich and poor countries. In other work, with co-author Jennifer Winter (School of Public Policy), he studies the productivity effect of energy intensity standards.

 

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