ABSTRACT

This volume is contemporary in focus, and explores key issues in current debates concerning international trade policy. The contributors are leading economists and political economists from Britain, Europe, the United States and Japan.

chapter 1|12 pages

1INTRODUCTION

ByGary Cook

chapter 2|9 pages

RECONSIDERING FREE TRADE

ByFrank Hahn

chapter 3|15 pages

Ricardo’s difficult idea

Why intellectuals don’t understand comparative advantage
ByPaul Krugman

chapter 4|5 pages

Commentary on Chapter 3

ByJacob Kol

chapter 5|11 pages

International monetary arrangements and international trade

Does the monetary regime matter?
ByK. Alec Chrystal

chapter 6|4 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 5

ByParmjit Kaur

chapter 7|28 pages

International competition and industrial performance

Allocative efficiency, productive efficiency and turbulence
ByJOHN R. BALDWIN, RICHARD E. CAVES

part 8|1 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 7

chapter 9|14 pages

THE REGIONAL IMPACT OF INWARD DIRECT INVESTMENT

Some reflections on the issue of measurement
ByDavid Williams

chapter 10|5 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 9

ByGeorge A. Petrochilos

chapter 11|20 pages

Shallow foundations

Labour and the selective regulation of free trade
ByRobert O’Brien

chapter 12|5 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 11

ByGeorge A. Petrochilos

chapter 13|13 pages

Richard Cobden and the democratic peace

ByMartin Wolf

chapter 14|5 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 13

ByJacob Kol

chapter 15|18 pages

The Corn Laws and the CAP

ByChristopher Bliss

chapter 16|3 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 15

ByHylke Vandenbussche

chapter 17|16 pages

Antidumping actions in high technology industries

The case of semiconductors
ByHarald Gruber

chapter 18|3 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 17

ByHylke Vandenbussche

part 20|1 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 19

chapter 21|19 pages

East-West trade in transition

The case of Austria
ByJarko Fidrmuc, Christian Helmenstein, Peter Huber

chapter 22|3 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 21

ByMagdolna Sass

chapter 23|13 pages

FREE TRADE MOVEMENT IN ASIA PACIFIC

APEC’s Osaka Action Agenda and its implications for multilateral trade liberalization
ByIppei Yamazawa

part 24|2 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 23

chapter 25|19 pages

KNOWLEDGE, TRADE AND GROWTH

ByAlvin Birdi

part 26|2 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 25

chapter 27|26 pages

RAW MATERIALS IN THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC POLICY

Or why List (the protectionist) and Cobden (the free trader) both agreed on free trade
ByERIK S. REINERT

chapter 28|3 pages

COMMENTARY ON CHAPTER 27

ByParmjit Kaur