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Dollar & Sense

Jul 8, 2019

Two Chinese companies – Alibaba and Tencent – have developed a new payment system that relies on digital wallets, smart phones, and QR codes, not on banks or bank-issued credit like the system prevalent in United States. Senior Fellow David Dollar is joined by Aaron Klein, the policy director of the Center on...


Jun 24, 2019

In this episode of Dollar & Sense, economist and professor Yiping Huang joins David Dollar to discuss the drivers of economic growth in China. Their conversation spans China’s development since its initial economic liberalization in the 1970s, the role of foreign investment in the Chinese economy, and China’s...


Jun 10, 2019

In this episode of Dollar & Sense, former United States Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky joins David Dollar to discuss the history of the United States’ economic engagement with China. Their conversation covers China’s entry and membership in the World Trade Organization, how domestic Chinese politics have...


Jun 6, 2019

In a special episode of Dollar & Sense, Fellow Geoffrey Gertz discusses the ongoing tariff dispute between Mexico and the United States. Gertz explains the likelihood of the Trump administration imposing tariffs and the potential costs those tariffs would have for both Mexico and the U.S.

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May 28, 2019

Are Southeast Asian nations being forced to choose between China and the United States on issues like infrastructure, trade, and security? That’s one of the key questions explored in this episode as host David Dollar interviews Jonathan Stromseth, the Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies and a senior fellow...