U.S. Economic Policy in the Asia Pacific Post-TPP

Seminar/Forum

U.S. Economic Policy in the Asia Pacific Post-TPP

One of the first acts of new U.S. President Donald Trump on taking office in January was to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. TPP had been the organizing principle of the Obama Administration's economic engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Trump Administration has expressed a preference for bilateral trade agreements and threatened to close the U.S. market if trading partners do not take steps to reduce trade imbalances and eliminate "unfair" trade practices. How will this affect the reality and perception of U.S. economic engagement in the Asia Pacific, where America's military presence has generally been viewed as necessary but not sufficient? And how will this shape the economic strategies of Australia, China, and other countries in the region? Mr. Goodman will address these questions and offer an outlook for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Vietnam in November.

Presenter

  • Mr Matthew Goodman
    Mr Matthew Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy