Willem Verhagen, senior economist - multi-asset, at NN Investment Partners, discusses the causes and costs of protectionism, and the implications of a trade conflict between the US and China.
Protectionism is essentially a very crude and destructive policy response to a real problem. Over the past 30 years, policymakers have tended to ignore the costs that come with the benefits of an increase...
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