Free Trade Under Fire: Third Edition / Edition 3

Free Trade Under Fire: Third Edition / Edition 3

by Douglas A. Irwin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691143153

ISBN-13: 9780691143156

Pub. Date: 07/20/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Growing international trade has helped lift living standards around the world, and yet free trade is always under attack. 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

Overview

Growing international trade has helped lift living standards around the world, and yet free trade is always under attack. 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 third edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in world trade—including the practice of off-shoring services, the impact of trade on wages, and the implications of trade with China-based on the latest research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691143156
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Edition description:
Third
Pages:
330
Sales rank:
398,861
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xi

Preface xiii

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: The United States in a New Global Economy? 8

Chapter 2: The Case for Free Trade: Old Theories, New Evidence 28

Chapter 3: Protectionism: Economic Costs, Political Benefits? 70

Chapter 4: Trade, Jobs, and Income Distribution 105

Chapter 5: Relief from Foreign Competition: Antidumping and the Escape Clause 146

Chapter 6: Developing Countries and Open Markets 176

Chapter 7: The World Trading System: The WTO, Trade Disputes, and Regional Agreements 219

Conclusion 270

References 279

Index 307

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