主讲人简介：竺波亮，宾夕法尼亚州立大学副教授。哥伦比亚大学政治学博士，耶鲁大学东亚研究硕士，北京大学国际政治与经济双学士本科。主要研究领域为：国际政治经济学与比较政治经济学，尤为关注外商直接投资（FDI）、跨国公司、国际贸易以及发展和治理等议题。相关研究发表于American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Comparative Politics, Political Science Research and Methods, Governance, Research & Politics等期刊。
讲座简介：There has been a rise in protectionism and a move toward de-globalization across the globe. It is puzzling why businesses have not been more vocal opponents of protectionist policies. We examine U.S. firms’ public position taking in the U.S.-China trade war. After collecting a comprehensive dataset of firms' public positions on the trade war, we show that only 1.73% of large and very large U.S. firms have openly voiced opposition. On the one hand, we find that larger and more productive firms, multinationals, and those more integrated into global supply chains are significantly more likely to openly oppose the imposition of tariffs. On the other hand, firms located in Republican districts are significantly less likely to do so. Our study is among the first to document firms’ positioning in a high-profile trade war. We demonstrate the critical role of domestic politics in silencing firms' public opposition, which has important implications for globalization.