Professor David G. Tuerck of the Economics Department, Paul Bachman, an adjunct professor, and Frank Conte of the Beacon Hill Institute recently released a study of the proposed "Trump tariffs" on China, Japan, and Mexico. Treating the tariffs as a consumption tax, the three authors of a study for the National Foundation for American Policy, found that the tariffs, if imposed, would cost the average household $2,200. As such, the "tax" would hit low-income households particularly hard. The study also questioned whether the tariffs would be successful in limiting imported goods.