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Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism

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  • Trade Liberalisation and The Poverty of Nationsby A.P Thirlwall; P Pacheco-López

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 40.00

    This book argues that orthodox theory is based on many unreal assumptions, and that there are sound economic arguments for selective protection of industrial activities in the early stages of economic development. The historical evidence of the now-developed countries also illustrates this fact. With supporting empirical evidence, this book provides... more...

  • State Subsidies in the Global Economyby Nikolaos Zahariadis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Using figures from European Union members, the volume highlights the conditional effects of globalization, asset specificity, and domestic institutions. Far from being impotent, democratic states face politically powerful pressures to continue to shield social actors from the vagaries of the global market. more...

  • Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreementsby Simon Lester; Bryan Mercurio

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 128.00

    This volume is a comprehensive study of bilateral and regional trade agreements. more...

  • Post-NAFTA North Americaby Professor Isidro Morales

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    The author argues that in the post-9/11 era, North America is evolving from a primarily economic space to a strategic 'securitized' one and that NAFTA has been used by the US as a regulatory framework for dealing with the pressures of globalization that have emerged in the post-Cold War era. more...

  • Termites in the Trading Systemby Jagdish Bhagwati

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 16.99

    Jagdish Bhagwati, the internationally renowned economist who uniquely combines a reputation as the leading scholar of international trade with a substantial presence in public policy on the important issues of the day, shines here a critical light on Preferential Trade Agreements, revealing how the rapid spread of PTAs endangers the world trading system.... more...

  • Free Trade for the Americas?by Paulo Vizentini; Marianne Wiesebron

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    This book focuses on the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement. This volume explains the origins and ongoing process of the negotiations and explains why the US wants to expand its NAFTA model. It makes clear that investment protection, in addition to trade, is at the heart of the new agreement. And it examines in-depth the possible consequences... more...

  • Trade in Services in South Asiaby Saman Kelegama

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    This collection of essays explores the opportunities and risks of the liberalization of trade in services in South Asia. It offers an overview of the entire region on market access and regulatory issues as defined by the GATS framework of the WTO and exposes areas for regional and bilateral liberalization. It provides policymakers and other stakeholders... more...

  • Changing Big Businessby A. Hutchens

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Drawing on accounts from practitioners, producers and industry representatives, this book investigates the challenges facing global fair trade movement. It develops several fresh approaches to understanding power, governance and social change covering a broad interdisciplinary field of ideas in development, economics and politics. more...

  • Trade Preference Erosionby Maurizio Bussolo

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    This volume introduces the gender dimension in the empirical analyses on the links between trade and poverty. Gender disparities, an important component of overall inequality, may limit the gains from trade and the potential benefits to poor people. This view is supported by the robust finding that while growth (as well as the gains from trade) is... more...

  • Lessons from NAFTAby Daniel Lederman

    World Bank Publications 2004; US$ 24.99

    Analyzing the experience of Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Lessons from NAFTA aims to provide guidance to Latin American and Caribbean countries considering free trade agreements with the United States. The authors conclude that the treaty raised external trade and foreign investment inflows and had a modest effect on... more...