May 11 marks the start of the fourth annual “Imports Work Week.” U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner recently observed: “I don't think those who are involved in trade have done a very good job of helping the American people understand the benefits of trade and why in fact it's good for America.” This is especially true when it comes to the benefits imports bring to U.S. families and workers. Our panelists will discuss an idea that is controversial on Capitol Hill, but unites nearly all economists: Imports are good for America.
More About the Speakers
Daniel J. Ikenson
Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute
Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation
Derek Scissors, Ph.D.
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Ambassador Terry Miller
Director, Center for Data Analysis and the Center for Trade and Economics and Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom