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Should the U.S. Be Part of More Regional Trade Agreements?

globalEDGE Business Beat
August 27, 2018 5:00 PM



Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an opinion segment on the show titled “Should the U.S. be part of more Regional Trade Agreements?”

Tomas HultDr. Hult also published this piece as a globalEDGE Blog post, with the same title, on August 24, 2018. It was also featured by the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

The focus of the segment is the tremendous “global efficiencies” that can be realized by engaging in more free and fair trade agreements.

After all, we expect the value of world trade to be about 167 times larger in 2020 than it was in 1960, and the world economy to be 65 times larger in the same span. And, the reason trade is carrying more value than what is being manufactured has to do with cultivating global efficiencies. Participating in Regional Trade Agreements is one major driving force in realizing these production efficiencies.

Shared below is the embedded SoundCloud PodCast of Tomas' recorded opinion piece. 

Tomas Hult is professor in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and executive director of the Academy of International Business. In 2016, Hult was selected as the Academy of Marketing Science Distinguished Marketing Educator, as the top marketing professor worldwide for scholarly career achievements.

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