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Trade and Transitions

A Comparative Analysis of Adjustment Policies

By Marsha Chandler, Robert Howse, Michael Trebilcock

Routledge – 1990 – 304 pages

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    978-0-415-04977-1
    October 3rd 1990

Description

Faced with increased levels of international competition and mounting budget deficits some developed, Western economies have responded by introducing trade restrictions. This book uses a comparative analysis of eight leading industrial nations (including Japan, the United States, West Germany and Britain) to demonstrate that such policies are mistaken. Alternatives to trade restrictions, including subsidies for industries and labour-market policy instruments are also shown to have their drawbacks, and the book emphasises the need for countries to find and exploit policies which fulfil their own political and social needs but which are least injurious to their trading partners.

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`The study has many positive features: it is written with great clarity; it is devoid of mathematical symbols, providing excellent `descriptive analysis'; and the information it provides is useful and skilfully handled in the policy evaluation. This is a book well worthy of a place on an undergraduate reading list.' - Economic Journal

Name: Trade and Transitions: A Comparative Analysis of Adjustment Policies (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Marsha Chandler, Robert Howse, Michael Trebilcock. Faced with increased levels of international competition and mounting budget deficits some developed, Western economies have responded by introducing trade restrictions. This book uses a comparative analysis of eight leading industrial nations (including...
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