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‘Trade is an easy scapegoat for political anger’
Feb. 28, 2022


Industrial Policy: Did it work in Korea 50 years ago?
May 8, 2023 |  The Peninsula
In an authored opinion for the Korea Economic Institute’s blog The Peninsula, Professor Munseob Lee explains how the impact of industrial policy can be very complex and why its effectiveness remains a subject of significant debate.

The Other Great Migration: Southern Whites and the New Right
April 26, 2023 | Washington Post
March 29, 2023 | The Economist
Jan. 21, 2022 | Vox EU - The Centre for Economic Policy Research
Professor Samuel Bazzi’s paper "The Other Great Migration: Southern Whites and the New Right" (with Andreas Ferrara, Martin Fiszbein, Thomas Pearson, and Patrick Testa) has been accepted at the Quarterly Journal of Economics and covered by a variety of news sites.

Canadian Chamber CEO: ‘Enhance’ USMCA ahead of its 2026 review
June 6, 2023 | Inside U.S. Trade’s: World Trade Online
In a publication for  Inside U.S. Trade’s: World Trade Online, Professor Renee Bowen is featured in an article discussing the USMCA ahead of its 2026 review. In this article, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement partners must work to “enhance” the agreement ahead of its 2026 review by expanding cooperation on supply chains and other areas, the CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce said here last week, warning against taking the deal for granted. USMCA is set to expire 16 years after going into effect in 2020 unless the parties agree to extend it by another 16 years during a mandatory six-year review set for 2026.

A different kind of trade agreement
Sept. 13, 2022 | Marketplace
Is Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Initiative actually a trade agreement? A digital services trade agreement could help U.S. services reach new markets, but are they being addressed? Professor Renee Bowen sheds some light on Marketplace.

S. Korea to push for CPTPP accession as it seeks to expand export portfolio
Dec. 13, 2021 | Arirang News
Renee Bowen discusses the U.S. policy perspective on the RCEP trade agreement coming into effect in 2022 (video interview)

Report Released at COP26 Presents Ideas on Trade, Developing Country Finance and Climate Mitigation
Nov. 9, 2021 | UC San Diego News
Professors from the University of California share findings to help define future cooperation on the nexus of climate and trade policies

Leaders weigh in on North American trade policy during Global Leaders Forum
Oct. 29, 2021 | By Virginia Watson | GPS News
Former U.S. ambassador Christopher Landau and former head of World Bank Robert Zoellick share insights on the pandemic, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and how North America can position itself in the global economy

Charting the future of global trade
Feb. 26, 2021 | By Virginia Watson | GPS News
Center for Commerce and Diplomacy conference draws together leading minds, including the prime minister of Jamaica and the former CEO of General Electric, to chart a course for the next era of international integration putting domestic needs, climate change and national security front and center

Academic Webinar: International Trade Policy
Oct. 21, 2020 | Rene Bowen in an academic webinar | Council on Foreign Relations
Renee Bowen, director of the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy and professor in the department of economics and School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego, and Jennifer Hillman, senior fellow for trade and international political economy at CFR, discuss international trade policy and the future of the World Trade Organization.

California Small Business and the Global Economy
Sept. 17, 2020 | Daron Woods '20
CCD hosted a webinar titled “California Small Business and the Global Economy” to bring together leading minds from the policy sphere and the private sector. Participants discussed the magnitude of the challenges facing small businesses in the state, as well as current and future policies and practices to help small businesses navigate this challenging time.

UC San Diego Again Rated No. 1 “Golden Age” University in the World
July 2, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
New list ranks world’s best institutions founded mid-century–an era when there was rapid university expansion and increased investment in research. The Center for Commerce and Diplomacy is cited.

UC San Diego’s New Multi-Continental Partnership to Usher in Next Generation of Economic Diplomats
March 11, 2019 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
The School of Global Policy and Strategy joins forces with Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), the Graduate School of International Studies in Seoul, Korea, and HEC Montreal for launch of new program. CCD Director Renee Bowen discusses how although economic diplomacy is not an entirely new field of study, it is more relevant now than ever as the legitimacy and inclusiveness of global economic institutions have been called into question by rising populist movements in both Europe and the U.S.

UCSD partners with foreign universities to train global economic policymakers
Feb. 27, 2019 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
CCD Director Renee Bowen cited in an article that discussed how UC San Diego has struck an education partnership with several elite foreign universities meant to help make the school as well known in economic policy as Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Rafael and Marina Pastor Help Shape Faculty Excellence with a $1 Million Gift
Nov. 27, 2019 | By Melinda Battenberg | UC San Diego News
A donation, which will support the Rady School of Management and School of Global Policy and Strategy, will be matched by Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Challenge. CCD Director Renee Bowen is awarded the first fellowship at GPS.

Press Clips and Presentations

March 23, 2023 | Arirang News
After depreciation of the Korean won, Professor Munseob Lee explains how Taiwan has now overtaken South Korea in gross national income (GNI) per capita and how this affects South Korea's $40,000 GNI target     

August 31, 2022 | Arirang News
Professor Renee Bowen explains the Chip 4 Alliance and address concerns over trade supply discussions, and if South Korea should join on Arirang TV’s The Daily Report

May 24, 2022 | Arirang News
Professor Renee Bowen explains the prospects for the world economy on Arirang TV’s On Point segment

J. Lawrence Broz's Presentation on CCD and Business-relevant Research
Aug. 13, 2021, J. Lawrence Broz presents center activities and research at the executive roundtable

Two African Americans on Team Advising Gov. Newsom on “Inclusive” Reopening
March 18, 2021, Renee Bowen covered in the Los Angeles Sentinel as an expert on the team advising Governor Newsom on how to rebuild a state economy that is more sustainable and inclusive

The WTO & Domestic Politics
Nov. 29, 2020, Renee Bowen interviewed on Trade Matters podcast from Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance (audio)

New tariffs could soon have your wine costing double
Jan. 15, 2020, Marc Muendler quoted in CBS News 8/KFMB-TV

2019 Year in Review at GPS
Dec. 17, 2019, (video)

Dec. 10, 2019, Renee Bowen interviewed on 89.3 KPCC (01:04 audio)

The Politics of Manufacturing Decline
Jul. 30, 2019, Lawerence Broz authored for ECONOFACT

How Tariffs Could Impact Your Home Renovation
May 20, 2019, Renee Bowen interviewed by The Wall Street Journal (video)

Pay politicians £500,000 each per year and maybe we'd get better quality MPs
Mar. 5, 2019, Renee Bowen cited in City A.M.

UC San Diego's new partnership to usher in next generation of economic diplomats
Mar. 11, 2019, Renee Bowen quoted in San Diego Community News

Looking for podcasts, blogs and sites discussing trade and diplomacy? We recommend these sites:

Trade & Investment Policy Watch at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Trade Talks at the Peterson Institute for International Economics