The CPA is Washington’s leading organization fighting for a new trade policy to deliver balanced trade, restored health for American industries, broadly-shared economic growth, and more jobs for American workers. Learn about the key trade issues impacting the US economy that must be solved. Research by CPA staff takes a deeper look at these issues and which policy changes can lead to dramatic improvement.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
March 11, 2018
By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director SolarWorld Americas is ramping production of solar cells at its Hillsboro, Oregon facility.
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.
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...
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:
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.
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 are planning to launch...
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 that it is essentially a biased...
February 13, 2018
By John R. Hansen, Advisory Board, Coalition for a Prosperous America Yogi Berra once said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” That’s undoubtedly true in the complicated world of global trade. But a look at America’s trade flows—and growing trade deficit— clearly indicates that a “strong dollar” has been a...