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April 27, 2017
On Monday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced the United States had found preliminary evidence that Canada was subsidizing exports of softwood lumber. As a result, the United States would begin imposing new 20 percent tariffs on wood imports. Monday’s announcement raised eyebrows, in part...

Chad P. Bown (PIIE)


May 18, 2017
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Sablan, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the important topic of retirement security. In my testimony today I would like to make six points: The retirement landscape has changed enormously in recent decades, with the decline of...

Jason Furman (PIIE)