This book provides a comprehensive review of the theory of international trade and trade policy, including coverage of recent areas of research such as heterogeneous firm trade models and trade costs. It then proceeds to analyze the history of trade policies and the evolution of the global trading system, with a primary focus on important policies or controversial issues such as the Doha Round, antidumping duties, regionalism and fair trade.
It aims to emphasize the significance of different theories and how they are interconnected. Unlike other technique-driven international economics textbooks, this book focuses on readers understanding how theory and policy are connected. Written in a lecture note format and in a straightforward manner, the presentation is self-contained with no assumed mathematical knowledge.
Chapter 1: Introduction (59 KB)
Chapter 11: The Theory of Trade Policy (179 KB)
The Ricardian Model
Why International Trade?
The Neoclassical Model
A Partial Equilibrium Model of International Trade
International Trade and the Distribution of Income
The Leontief Paradox and Technology–Based Trade Theories
Growth and Trade
Economies of Scale and Imperfect Competition
The Theory of Trade Policy
The Political Economy of Trade Policy
Instruments of Trade Policy
International Trade Law and Multilateral Trade Negotiations
Discriminatory Trade Policies and Regionalism
Trade and Development
Trade Costs, Trade Facilitation and Trade in Services
Undergraduate and graduate students in international economics and international business.
OSAMA WAS OUR BUDDY!
by MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY
'Now the Taliban will pay a price' vowed President George W. Bush, as American and British fighter planes unleashed
missile attacks against major cities in Afghanistan.
The US Administration claims that Osama bin Laden is behind the tragic events of the 11th of September.
A major war supposedly 'against international terrorism' has been launched, yet the evidence amply confirms that
agencies of the US government have since the Cold War harbored the 'Islamic Militant Network' as part of Washington's
foreign policy agenda