Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade

Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade

by Douglas A. Irwin
     
 

"This is a useful and valuable book that brings together a wide range of historical arguments for and against free trade. It may keep many an analyst of trade policy from the need to reinvent the wheel."—Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America

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"This is a useful and valuable book that brings together a wide range of historical arguments for and against free trade. It may keep many an analyst of trade policy from the need to reinvent the wheel."—Jerry Z. Muller, Catholic University of America

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ISBN-13:
9780691058962
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/22/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.69(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Ch. 1Early Foreign Trade Doctrines11
Ch. 2The English Mercantilist Literature26
Ch. 3The Emergence of Free Trade Thought45
Ch. 4Physiocracy and Moral Philosophy64
Ch. 5Adam Smith's Case for Free Trade75
Ch. 6Free Trade in Classical Economics87
Ch. 7Torrens and the Terms of Trade Argument101
Ch. 8Mill and the Infant Industry Argument116
Ch. 9Graham and the Increasing Returns Argument138
Ch. 10Manoilescu and the Wage Differential Argument153
Ch. 11The Australian Case for Protection172
Ch. 12The Welfare Economics of Free Trade180
Ch. 13Keynes and the Macroeconomics of Protection189
Ch. 14Strategic Trade Policy207
Conclusion: The Past and Future of Free Trade217
References231
Index253

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