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New Working Paper: Protectionist Fallacies
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

First presented at the "Trade Issues Today" conference in September 2016, the latest working paper from the Raj Center explores the many fallacies shared by politicians and often repeated by leading journalists. This working paper explores the seven most common fallacies. Click here to download the paper.

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Krishna Op-Ed: Leave Pakistan’s MFN status intact
Friday, October 14, 2016

In his latest op-ed (co-authored with economist Vivek Dehejia), Raj Center Deputy Director Pravin Krishna says that calls for the withdrawal by India of the most favoured nation (MFN) trade status from Pakistan are unnecessary. Further,  India can legitimately claim the moral high ground in fulfilling WTO obligations, even as Pakistan does not. Click here to read the full op-ed.

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Trade Issues Today Conference Summary and Video
Monday, October 3, 2016

More than 300 people attended the "Trade Issues Today" conference, co-sponsored by the Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policies and heard from distinguished speakers on a range of issues related to global trade. Sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, the Chazen Institute, and the Center on Global Economic Governance. Click here to see the full list of speakers, including our evening panel speakers that included Alan Krueger, Princeton University; Leif Pagrotsky, former Trade...

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Krishna Op-Ed: GST and Indian trade
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

According to Raj Center Deputy Director Pravin Krishna, The recent passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, which will put in place a uniform indirect tax regime in India, is a landmark achievement for the Narendra Modi government. Click here to read the full op-ed.

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September 30 Conference: Trade Issues Today
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This one-day conference includes a range of panels on the World Trade System and will feature distinguished speakers and leaders from Columbia University, the American Enterprise Institute, the Government of India, and more. Separate registration is required for the afternoon and evening sessions. The event is co-sponsored with the Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Center on Global Economic Governance. Friday, September 30, 2016Columbia UniversityJerome Greene Hall 106435...

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