Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin
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Menzie David Chinn is a professor of public affairs and economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He, along with James Hamilton, are co-authors of Econbrowser, a weblog on current macroeconomic ... more

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The CBO On Trade Policy Uncertainty
Industrial equipment investment, likely closely associated with the export activity, is down. It might be a coincidence that trade policy uncertainty is as high as it’s been since the negotiation of Nafta.
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Soybean Farmer Edition
Many observers have noted that the Chinese must eventually come to the US for some of their soybean needs, as the supply of Argentine and Brazilian soybeans are depleted and American soybeans are harvested.
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When Storage Does Not Save One From Low Commodity Prices
When prices are low for a storable commodity, agents (farmers or intermediaries) can wait for higher prices to sell.
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2017 Export To China Dependence, By State
The distribution of ratios is highly non-Normal. A few states are very highly dependent on exports of goods to China.
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As The CNY Goes, East Asia Goes... Maybe
For whatever reasons — capital outflows, PBoC non-intervention — the yuan has depreciated substantially since the Trump administration has announced Section 301 actions against China.
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EconoFact: “Threats To U.S. Agriculture From U.S. Trade Policies”
Futures for November 2018 have recovered somewhat. But they’re not back to where they were in late March when Mr. Trump announced Section 301 sanctions against China.
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45 Years Of Nominal Soybean Prices
Chart covering 45 years of nominal soybean prices.

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University of California, Berkeley
PhD
Economics

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