Currency policies

Currency manipulation distorts international trade flows by artificially lowering the cost of U.S. imports and raising the cost of U.S. exports. Global currency manipulation is one of the principal causes of growing U.S. trade deficits, and of unemployment and slow economic growth in the United States and Europe. EPI research identifies the currency manipulators, proposes ways to end currency manipulation, and enumerates the jobs gains to the nation, states, and congressional districts from ending the practice.