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Author Irwin, Douglas A., 1962-

Title Free trade under fire / Douglas A. Irwin
Edition Second edition
Published Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2005


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 MELB  382.71 Irw/Ftu 2005  AVAILABLE
Description vii, tables, preface, 290 pages ; 23.4 cm
Contents 1. The United States in a new global economy? -- 2. The case for free trade : old theories, new evidence -- 3. Protectionism : economic costs, political benefits? -- 4. Trade, jobs, and displaced workers -- 5. Relief from foreign competition : antidumping and the escape clause -- 6. Developing countries and open markets -- 7. The world trading system : the WTO and new battlegrounds
Summary "Growing world trade has helped lift living standards around the world, and yet free trade is always under attack by opponents. Critics complain that trade forces painful economic adjustments, such as plant closings and layoffs of workers, and charge that the World Trade Organization serves the interests of corporations, undercuts domestic environmental regulations, and erodes America's sovereignty. Why has global trade become so controversial? Does free trade deserve its bad reputation? In Free Trade under Fire, Douglas Irwin sweeps aside the misconceptions that litter the debate over trade and gives the reader a clear understanding of the issues involved. This second edition includes a new chapter on trade and developing countries and updates the entire text to deal with new issues such as outsourcing and steel tariffs."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Free trade -- United States.
United States -- Commercial policy.
LC no. 2004058683
ISBN 0691122474 paperback alkaline paper