The U.S. and international trade: Why did things go sour? (Joshua P. Meltzer, Brookings)

Since 1945, the United States has led international efforts to expand trade and integrate markets, helping underpin U.S. as well as global growth. Yet 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is proposing policies that would turn the U.S. away from greater economic integration and likely provoke a trade war. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has backed away from supporting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement—a 12 nation trade deal signed by President Obama in February 2016.

Financing low carbon, climate resilient infrastructure: The role of climate finance and green financial systems (Joshua P. Meltzer, Brookings)