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14th Ruhr Graduate Summer School


Amercia First: Will there be a trade war?

In the United States, trade tariffs for Chinese and Mexican products as a protectionist measures to protect the US industry are currently srcutinized and considered. What is the impact of these developments on trade flows? Who are the winners and losers? Will the US industry benefit in the long run?

This year’s Ruhr Graduate Summer School, taking place for the thirteenth time at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), was concerned with the analysis of the potential consequences of these devlopments. Prof. Dr. Volker Clausen, Chair of International Economic Relations, was again able to win an  internationally renowned colleague for the week-long workshop: Christoph Bohringer of the University of Oldenburg. The group of participants was also international, coming primarily from other European countries.

Among the participants of the fully-booked, fee-based event were also representatives from ministries and research institutes. "This mix of basic research and scientific policy advising is the particular charm of this event," said Clausen.

The annual workshop is offered by the Ruhr Graduate School of Economics (RGS Econ). RGS Econ is an internationally renowned doctoral program in economics, operated jointly by the Universities of Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen and the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research.