Yeutter Institute of international trade and finance
Trade Policy Toolkit
The Trade Policy Toolkit is a roundup of useful classroom content from our Institute. You'll find dialogues on numerous facets of international trade to supplement your classroom. Whether you teach business, economics, agriculture, politics and policy, or global studies, there is something here for you to help your students examine trade’s connection to your subject area — and why it matters.
U.S. trade and investment restrictions: laudable but costly goals
U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo’s recent visit to China resulted in the announcement of a new “export control enforcement information exchange” between the United States and China. The laudable goal is to prevent China from using U.S. technology for military purposes against the United States or our allies. An information exchange may be a way to explain things to each other, but the fact remains that the export controls are indeed in place.
Higher Education Exports Before and After Covid
Historically, the higher education system in countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Developing (OECD), a grouping of advanced economies, and especially in the United States, has been a magnet for foreign students, both graduate and undergraduates. Graduate students contribute to the economy with their productivity in research projects and with their private consumption. In contrast, most undergraduate foreign students pay fees and tuition which are often higher than those paid by local domestic students. This discussion abstracts from interstate trade which occurs when a university student from a given state studies in another state.
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Making trade relatable by unpacking the new developments and long-running trends reshaping global markets.
About the Yeutter Institute
The vision of University of Nebraska alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business and agriculture to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research and increase public understanding of these issues.
Historical photos courtesy of the Clayton K. Yeutter, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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