The Political Economy of Trade Protection

University of Chicago Press
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This clear, concise summary of the in-depth analyses presented in The Political Economy of American Trade Policy examines the level, form, and evolution of American trade protection.

In case studies of trade barriers imposed during the 1980s to help the steel, semiconductor, automobile, lumber, wheat, and textile and apparel industries, the contributors trace the evolution of efforts to obtain protection, protectionist measures, and their results. A chapter assessing the common themes that emerge from the studies concludes that the focus of current trade law is exclusively on the individual protection-seeking industries, with little regard for indirect effects on using industries or for consumers. Reform could usefully take these effects into account.

This volume will interest policymakers, business executives, and anyone interested in trade policy formulation and practice.
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About the author

Anne O. Krueger is the Herald L. and Caroline L. Ritch Professor in Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. She is also director of Stanford's Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution.

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University of Chicago Press
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Published on
Dec 1, 2007
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Pages
112
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ISBN
9780226455020
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Economics / General
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / International / General
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