"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
Pu Wang received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 2014, in the field of natural resources. His research is motivated by the great potential of market-based environmental policies in addressing social and environmental challenges associated with climate change. In particular, he is interested in the application of market-based policies in the context of socioeconomic inequalities.
As a ENRP postdoctoral fellow, his research focuses on cap-and-trade systems for greenhouse-gas emissions in China and China-U.S. cooperation in climate-change policies.Last Updated: Feb 8, 2017, 2:23pm