22 Jul 2019

Economic Insights - July 15 - 19, 2019

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by Robin J. Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Global Economist

Word of the day: incentives. The opportunity cost of operating a manufacturing plant in China is elevated by several factors, including tariffs. That means China's foreign enterprises face strong incentives to outsource. As a result, producers are taking flight to more accommodating environments in Southeast Asia. What's reeling firms in elsewhere? Find out in this week's economic commentary.