The Trade Deficit: Is It a Problem or Not?

Monday, March 9, 2015
Robert A. Blecker

Professor, Department of Economics, American University 

Daniel J. Ikenson

Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute

Derek Scissors

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Robert D. Atkinson

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation 


Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

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