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Trade Policies for International Competitiveness
     

Trade Policies for International Competitiveness

by Robert C. Feenstra
 

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Once unquestionably the world's leading economic and industrial power, the United States now views with growing dismay the impressive industrial efficiency, vigorous work ethics, and large American holdings of various other nations. Is the United States truly lagging in its ability to compete effectively in world markets? Concern over this question has been voiced in

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Once unquestionably the world's leading economic and industrial power, the United States now views with growing dismay the impressive industrial efficiency, vigorous work ethics, and large American holdings of various other nations. Is the United States truly lagging in its ability to compete effectively in world markets? Concern over this question has been voiced in both the business and government sectors, as well as by academic economists. A recent conference, sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, explored the effects of trade policies on a nation's ability to compete in international markets.

In Trade Policies for International Competitiveness, Robert C. Feenstra collects seven papers from the conference, each accompanied by discussants' comments, and adds a helpful introduction. Some of the issues considered by contributors are effects of macroeconomic and strategic foreign policies on competitiveness; the recent influx of foreign direct investment in the United States, primarily from Japan; the extent to which Japanese trade patterns are a reflection of underlying factor and endowments rather than trade barriers; and the market structure of Canadian industries, including applications for ongoing U.S.-Canadian free trade negotiations. Topical and provocative, these papers will be of value to economists, policymakers, and those in the business world.

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Seven papers from a recent conference (time and place not specified). Some of the issues considered are the effects of macroeconomic and strategic foreign policies on competitiveness; the recent influx of foreign direct investment in the US, primarily from Japan; the extent to which Japanese trade patterns are a reflection of underlying factor endowments rather than trade barriers; and the market structure of Canadian industries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226239507
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert C. Feenstra is associate professor of economics at the University of California at Davis and is coeditor of the Journal for International Economics.

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