U.S. Trade Policy and Global Growth: New Directions in the International Economy

Synopsis

This collection of essays offers critical perspectives on current issues in the international economy. Divided into four parts, U.S. Trade Policy and Global Growth discusses managed trade and international interdependence, the effect of trade on domestic wages and employment, the costs and benefits of trade protection, and likely effects of NAFTA. The collection also addresses the U.S. trade deficit and presents a Keynesian proposal for international monetary reform. Part IV focuses on issues facing developing countries in the areas of trade, industrial, and financial policy. Rejecting the dogma that pure free-market policies should be accepted as articles of religious faith, in either international trade or domestic policy, the contributors search for trade and macro policies that can achieve balanced growth with high employment and an equitable distribution of income in both the United States and the rest of the world.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Dale Belman
  • Thea M. Lee
  • Robert E. Scott
  • Robert A. Blecker
  • Paul Davidson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Armonk, NY
Publication year:
  • 1996