Taming the US Trade Deficit: A Call for Action

  • February 18, 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom webinar

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Taming the US Trade Deficit: A Call for Action

A webinar by the International Trade Club of Chicago


Presented by:

  • Joseph E. Gagnon, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics




During the Trump Administration conflicting objectives, bilateral tensions and a tariff war only widened the US trade deficit.  Trade practitioners endured political uncertainty, pandemic – related supply chain disruptions and commercial confusion.  Joseph Gagnon argues for the power of exchange rates to influence trade balances and economic outcomes more broadly. The focus of US international financial policy should be rebuilding relationships with traditional allies and international institutions while narrowing trade imbalances.


In this webinar global trade practitioners will gain practical insight and actionable steps to the following questions:

  • What drives global trade imbalances?
  • Should balanced trade be the main strategic objective of US dollar policy?
  • Will a shift toward exchange rate activism by US policymakers spark a true global currency war?
  • How has the ongoing trade deficit contributed to the erosion of US manufacturing?
  • Will a more activist US dollar policy bring about the sustainable and balanced growth outcomes that the US and global economies now need?


Register today for this provocative presentation by a leading international economist and policy advisor.


Register online [NOTE: Registrants must complete registration with Check In.  See confirmation email. Deadline: 4:15 pm CT, 18 February. No entry to event after that. Late Check Ins will receive recording.]


  • no charge for ITCC members
  • no charge for partner organizations, non-members and the general public with discount code (contact Karl L. Buschmann at kbuschmann@itcc.org)


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Space limited.  


Welcome and introductions by:

  • Karl L. Buschmann, Executive Director, International Trade Club of Chicago


Moderated by:

  • Steve Kase, Vice President, International Trade Club of Chicago


Closing remarks and adjournment by:

  • Karl L. Buschmann, Executive Director, International Trade Club of Chicago


For information only, no registration:

ITCC / Karl L. Buschmann kbuschmann@itcc.org  


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