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CPA Research

Trade Enforcement

Aluminum Tariffs Must Be Extended To Cover Aluminum Cables

June 05, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

On March 8th, the president announced tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on aluminum tariffs.

Currency Misalignment

CDJP Act Webinar

May 30, 2018

CPA held a webinar discussing how to fix the dollar and balance trade with the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act. In case you missed it, the slides for the webinar are below.  They are a good resource to become educated on the economics and the proposed bill itself...

Capital Flow Management Lessons from Other Countries

May 30, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #3

By John Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (Research Director)

Passage of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity (CDJP) Act by Congress will establish the Market Access Charge as America’s first permanent tool to drive the US dollar to a competitive value and keep...

Currency Misalignment

CDJP Act: Minimal Impact on Interest Rates

May 24, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #2

By John Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (Research Director)

The aim of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act is to make the dollar exchange rate competitive by discouraging foreign investment in dollar-denominated financial assets. The CDJPA does this by establishing a Market...

Currency Misalignment

How Much Will the CDJP Act Devalue the Dollar Value to Achieve its Goals?

May 23, 2018

CDJPA Research Note #1


By John R. Hansen (CPA Advisory Board) and Jeff Ferry (CPA Research Director)

Implementation of the Competitive Dollar for Jobs and Prosperity Act (CDJP Act) will gently lower the dollar’s value to a competitive exchange rate and keep it competitive over time. The Act provides the...

Address by Michael Stumo to the John William Pope and Jesse Helms Center Foundations

May 21, 2018

Address by Michael Stumo, CEO, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), to the John William Pope and Jesse Helms Center Foundations.

May 11, 2018, Raleigh, NC.

Foreign Policy, Trade, and Energy Challenges in the Age of Trump.

Free-Trade Economists Begin To See the Light on Trade and Globalization

May 08, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

For decades, economists have taught David Ricardo’s Law of Comparative Advantage as if it is an absolute law.  But the tide is turning, as some highly respected economists are now moving away from the doctrinaire position that all free trade is always good everywhere,...

Trade Enforcement

Top Ten Cases of Chinese IP Theft

May 01, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Industrial espionage has been going on for centuries, but experts agree China’s espionage campaign is on a different scale from anything we’ve seen in history.

Trade Enforcement

SunPower Buys SolarWorld Americas to Produce in Oregon

April 24, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

After opposing tariffs on imported solar cells and modules for years, and claiming the US manufacture of solar cells would never be profitable, San Jose, California-based SunPower Corporation announced last week plans…to become a leading US manufacturer of solar cells and modules.

Trade Enforcement

China Retaliatory Tariffs: The Age of Appeasement Must End

April 03, 2018

By Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA

The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) strongly supports the Trump administration’s shift from naive “free trade” to the realpolitik “strategic trade” practiced by most industrial nations. Strategic trade will lead to industrial recovery, better jobs and prosperity in the US.

Competitiveness Strategy

The China Endgame: Let’s Build USA 2025

March 29, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

President Trump has just made what could be the biggest gamble of his presidency: he’s betting that he can make a significant difference in the US economy by taking action against Chinese mercantilism.

Trade Enforcement

Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Produce Minimal Impact on Jobs, GDP

March 20, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

CPA Economic Model Refutes Alarmist Trade Partnership Study A Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) modeling study of the impact of the Section 232 tariffs on the U.S. economy shows minimal national macroeconomic impact of the tariffs. The study shows that U.S. GDP would...

CPA's Issue Flyers

March 16, 2018

Members of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) visited more than 100 House and Senate offices in the nation’s capital this week to sound an alarm: America’s massive, growing trade deficit is killing jobs, harming communities, and stifling economic growth. In a two-day blitz, CPA members left their mark...

Trade Enforcement

SolarWorld Plans Solar Cell Production Ramp-Up, Hiring 300

March 11, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

SolarWorld Americas is ramping production of solar cells at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility.

US Notches Dismal Productivity Performance in 2017

March 06, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The productivity figures for the US economy in 2017, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) last month, show the US economy continuing to underperform on productivity growth, one of the most important metrics for the long-term health of the economy.

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World Steel Market By The Numbers

February 28, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The pundits who declare ominously that we are on the brink of a trade war have it wrong. In fact, we are in the midst of a war for domination of the world steel market. And as a quick look at the numbers makes...

Why We Need Tariffs on Steel

February 28, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

The Department of Commerce report on steel imports and national security asks Americans a fundamental question:

Competitiveness Strategy

How Facebook Can Help Rebuild US Manufacturing

February 21, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

In a highly polarized nation, Facebook has accomplished the amazing achievement of getting itself intensely disliked by both right and left.

Solar Industry Gears Up For More US Production As Tariffs Take Effect

February 15, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Safeguard tariffs imposed by President Trump on imported solar cells and panels have been in effect for just over a week, but already we’re seeing moves to boost US solar production in response. No fewer than nine solar manufacturing companies...

Why The Business Roundtable NAFTA Study is Wrong

February 14, 2018

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director

Business Roundtable (BR) and others have published economic forecasts that purport to show that the US withdrawing from or substantially modifying NAFTA would lead to US losses in GDP and jobs. We analyze the BR study and show...