Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.


How NAFTA Lost Democrats the South

Sep 15, 2020

For thirty years after the Civil Rights Act, a sizable share of white Southerners still voted Democrat. That changed when the party embraced trade deals that hurt American workers.


“Savings Glut” Fables and International Trade Theory: An Autopsy

Aug 11, 2020

A “global saving glut” was invented by Ben Bernanke in 2005 as a label for positive net lending (imports exceeding exports) to the American economy by the rest of the world. However, there is a more plausible explanation for the persistent trade imbalance between the US and its major trading partners.