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Weatherhead School’s Susan Helper discusses potential effect of higher tariffs

Trump just signed a ‘buy American’ order, but his own businesses don’t

Business Insider: Susan Helper, the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, explained how higher tariffs could influence the purchase behaviors of hotel chains. “If there are tariffs just on a couple countries like China or Mexico, then stuff can move to other countries,” she said. “If it’s across-the-board tariffs, then you’d be more likely to see stuff come to the U.S.”