Brink Lindsey is a senior scholar at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and former vice president for research at the Cato Institute. He is the author of "The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture" (Collins) and "Against the Dead Hand: The Uncertain Struggle for Global Capitalism" (Wiley).
Antidumping Exposed book seeks to penetrate the fog of complexity that shields the antidumping law from the scrutiny it deserves. It offers a detailed, step-by-step guide to how dumping is defined and measured under current rules. It identifies the many methodological quirks and biases that allow normal, healthy competition to be stigmatized as “unfair” and punished with often cripplingly high antidumping duties. The inescapable conclusion is that the antidumping law, as it currently stands, has nothing to do with maintaining a “level playing field.” Instead, antidumping’s primary function is to provide an elaborate excuse for old-fashioned protectionism. The authors offer 20 specific proposals for reform of the World Trade Organization’s Antidumping Agreement. Their analysis and ideas should be of great interest to businesses, trade lawyers, and trade negotiators around the world.