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Go with the Flows - The Balancing Act of International Trade

April 10, 2019 | St. Louis

Keynote Presentation by Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria

It would seem logical to assume that trade surpluses must be a positive sign for an economy, while trade deficits must be harmful. But is this really the case?

A look at international capital flows, the accounting or financial side of international trade, can shed some light.

Senior economist Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria will explore the subject of capital flows and how they are measured, and examine the impact on deficits and debt levels.