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Free Trade under Fire: Fifth Edition

Douglas A. Irwin


Free trade is always under attack, more than ever in recent years. The imposition of numerous U.S. tariffs in 2018, and the retaliation those tariffs have drawn, has thrust trade issues to the top of the policy agenda. Critics contend that free trade brings economic pain, including plant closings and worker layoffs, and that trade agreements serve corporate interests, undercut domestic environmental regulations, and erode national sovereignty. Why are global trade and agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership so controversial? Does free trade deserve its bad reputation? This book aside ... More

Keywords: global trade, free trade, trade agreements, corporate interests, domestic environmental regulation, national sovereignty, Trump administration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691201009
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691201009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas A. Irwin, author
Dartmouth College