Trumpanomics?: Understanding the Emerging Fiscal Policy of the Republican Party

April 10, 2018

Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Luncheon, 11:45 – 1 p.m.

Prof. Cameron Shelton, Department of Economics

Prof. Manfred Keil, Department of Economics

Prof. Michael Gelman, Department of Economics

Prof. Eric Helland, Co-Director, Dreier Roundtable, Moderator

Join members of CMC’s economics department for a panel discussion of the fiscal policy the Trump administration, moderated by Dreier Roundtable co-director Prof. Eric Helland.

The Republican Congress and President Donald Trump have fitfully forged a new direction for American fiscal policy. Republicans made a big bet that lowering corporate taxes will grow the economy and raise tax revenues. President Trump recently signed into law a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill that abandons Republican fiscal restraint in favor of increased deficit spending. President Trump has also recently begun to use tariffs to reshape U.S. trade policy, spooking markets and unnerving America’s trade partners. What do these actions on the budget, taxes, spending, deficits, and tariffs add up to?