August 18, 1926-June 22, 1985
Jan Tumlir was a first-rate economic analyst. He was a connoisseur of human behavior and of national attitudes and spent much of his life in the public policy arena observing both. And he had an immense interest in the legal and constitutional aspects of the policy-making process. This combination of talents made him unique among policy analysts and practitioners.
As an economist he understood the constraints imposed on public policy by market forces, and he deplored policy making that ignored them. But he also appreciated the other imperatives of policy and the crucial role of the constitutional framework within which it was conducted. In this volume, Tumlir examines the protectionist phenomenon from this unusual vantage point.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to be associated with Jan and to work with him on this project. He will be missed as a colleague and as a friend.
SVEN W. ARNDT
Director International Trade Project