Cookies and ACs definitely not. But there might be a case for tariffs for TEMPORARY tariffs in the face of large shocks such as China.
|Alberto Alesina||Harvard||Strongly Disagree||10||Bio/Vote History|
|Joseph Altonji||Yale||Strongly Disagree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Alan Auerbach||Berkeley||Disagree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|David Autor||MIT||Strongly Disagree||7||
Taxing consumers to subsidize domestic production is bad economics and a violation of the WTO agreement.
|Katherine Baicker||Harvard||Strongly Disagree||3||Bio/Vote History|
|Abhijit Banerjee||MIT||Strongly Disagree||6||Bio/Vote History|
|Marianne Bertrand||Chicago||Strongly Disagree||6||Bio/Vote History|
|Markus Brunnermeier||Princeton||Strongly Disagree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Raj Chetty||Harvard||Disagree||6||Bio/Vote History|
There are a number of issues on the production side and these also have to be balanced off against the consumer side.
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|David Cutler||Harvard||Disagree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|Angus Deaton||Princeton||Strongly Disagree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Darrell Duffie||Stanford||Strongly Disagree||3||Bio/Vote History|
|Aaron Edlin||Berkeley||Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Barry Eichengreen||Berkeley||Strongly Disagree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Liran Einav||Stanford||Disagree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|Ray Fair||Yale||Strongly Disagree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|Amy Finkelstein||MIT||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Pinelopi Goldberg||Yale||Strongly Disagree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Austan Goolsbee||Chicago||Strongly Disagree||10||
|Michael Greenstone||Chicago||Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Robert Hall||Stanford||Strongly Disagree||8||
Read Adam Smith!
|Oliver Hart||Harvard||Strongly Disagree||10||
Duties lead to dead-weight losses and also retaliation.There can be losers from free trade but there are better ways to compensate them.
|Bengt Holmström||MIT||Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Caroline Hoxby||Stanford||Strongly Disagree||10||
What a "good idea" is I do not know, but such tariffs would make the average American worse off.
|Hilary Hoynes||Berkeley||Disagree||6||Bio/Vote History|
|Kenneth Judd||Stanford||Strongly Disagree||8||
Consumers would lose. A few would gain but there are more efficient ways to transfer income to people.
|Steven Kaplan||Chicago||Disagree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Anil Kashyap||Chicago||Strongly Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Pete Klenow||Stanford||Strongly Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Jonathan Levin||Stanford||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Eric Maskin||Harvard||Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|William Nordhaus||Yale||Strongly Disagree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Emmanuel Saez||Berkeley||Disagree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Larry Samuelson||Yale||Strongly Disagree||8||
There are more effective policies to achieve the goals, such as increased employment, typically associated with import duties.
|José Scheinkman||Princeton||Strongly Disagree||9||
It is preferable to compensate workers that are threatened by international competition.
|Richard Schmalensee||MIT||Strongly Disagree||8||
A terrible idea, for many reasons.
|Carl Shapiro||Berkeley||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Robert Shimer||Chicago||Strongly Disagree||10||Bio/Vote History|
|Richard Thaler||Chicago||Strongly Disagree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|Christopher Udry||Yale||Strongly Disagree||10||
No. Just no. The example products were chosen to make this easy. The rare cases in which protectionism might be justified are excluded.
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