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Author Gomes, Leonard.

Title The economics and ideology of free trade : a historical review / Leonard Gomes
Published Cheltenham ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2003

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Description x, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. I. Free Trade: The Economics -- 1. Regulated trade - our mercantilist heritage -- 2. Classical trade story -- 3. Free trade and the national economists -- 4. The economics of trade and protection in the age of Marshall -- 5. Trade and general equilibrium -- Pt. II. Free Trade: Rhetoric, Events, Policies and Ideology -- 6. The economists, the Corn Laws and commercial policy -- 7. The British tariff reform debate, 1903 -- 8. The first era of globalisation and after 1860-1960 -- 9. Reflections on globalisation
Summary "In this volume, the author summarizes and encapsulates a vast amount of material in a singularly economical and succinct manner that will appeal to academics and students interested in the history of economic thought, international economics, economic history and also international relations."--BOOK JACKET. "The Economics and Ideology of Free Trade makes an important contribution to the debate on globalisation by providing much-needed intellectual and historical perspectives on the issue of free trade versus protection." "The book does so by reviewing and integrating doctrinal history and past policy debates. First the book deals with the doctrinal evolution of the economics of free trade from the mercantilists onwards (including the reaction against classical economics by Friedrich List and the American national economists). It then goes on to critically examine the debates, policies and events that mark over two centuries of fierce but intellectually stimulating controversy over free trade and protection (including the debate on the Corn Laws, the British Tariff Reform controversy of 1903, and Keynes on protection)."
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 328-344) and index
Subject Protectionism -- Great Britain -- History.
Free trade -- Great Britain -- History.
International trade -- Great Britain -- History.
Free trade -- History.
Protectionism -- History.
International trade -- History.
LC no. 2003040787
ISBN 1843761319 hardback