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Kadee Russ speaks with California Assemblymembers and media about U.S.-China Tariffs

On June 4th, Katheryn Russ, UC Davis Associate Professor of Economics, and Daniel Sumner from UC Davis Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, spoke with California State Assemblymembers about the effects of new U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods on the state and national economy at a Joint Informational Hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on International and Regional Agreements; the Committee on Agriculture; and the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. Their remarks followed an overview of the laws used so far to impose the tariffs by California Lieutenant Governor and former U.S. Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis.

In May, Russ's research on consumer effects of tariffs and summary of the impacts of recent U.S. tariffs on goods from China appeared on NPR, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Univision, as well as in Bloomberg Businessweek,, Marketwatch,, Medium and a primer by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.