Do Economists Think Tariffs Help or Hurt?

Hurt. This isn’t even controversial among economists. Take the IGM Economic Experts Panel out of the University of Chicago. The panel was asked to respond with whether or not they agree with the following: “Imposing new US tariffs on steel and aluminum will improve Americans’ welfare.” And what do we get? A big fat nope.

But I’m sure people (and Presidents) will keep on saying and thinking things that aren’t true.

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