Who's Bashing Whom? Trade Conflict in High-Technology / Edition 1

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What trade policies should the United States adopt to support its high-technology industries? What domestic policy initiatives are necessary to realize this goal? What new multilateral rules are required to contain high-technology trade conflict between the United States and its trading partners? Does the time-honored distinction between free trade and managed trade make sense in high-technology industries, which are actively promoted and protected by national governments around the world?

This volume answers these questions on the basis of detailed and rigorous case studies of trade disputes between the United States, Japan, and Europe in aircraft, semiconductors, supercomputers, telecommunications, and other electronics products. Tyson proposes a "cautious activist" policy agenda to promote US competitiveness in high-technology sectors and to strengthen multilateral rules governing high-technology trade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881321067
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 America's High-Technology Trade Challenge: The Perspective of a Cautious Activist 1
2 Trade and System Conflict in Technology-Intensive Industries 17
3 From MOSS to Motorola and Cray: Managing Trade by Rules and Outcomes 53
4 Managing Trade and Competition in the Semiconductor Industry 85
5 Industrial Policy and Trade Management in the Commercial Aircraft Industry 155
6 Managing Trade and Investment: Europe's Evolving Strategy in the Electronics Industry 217
7 A Cautious Activist Agenda for U.S. Policy in High-Technology Industries 253
Index 311
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