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UO Econ Professor quoted on Suez Canal blockage implications

The story unfolding around the Evergreen cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal last week has captivated much of our attention, and the resulting satellite images have made many wonder what impacts the stoppage might have on global trade. UO Economics Assistant Professor Woan Foong Wong has offered her insights to several news outlets, including the Washington Post:

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/explainer-suez-canal-block-could-hit-product-supply-chains/2021/03/25/c257486c-8db6-11eb-a33e-da28941cb9ac_story.html

“The fact that you have the most pivotal node in the trading network being blocked is going to have important welfare effects around the world,” said Woan Foong Wong, an economics professor at the University of Oregon.

Professor Wong is also quoted in Quartz and Fortune articles published over the weekend.