Protectionism: Trade Policy in Democratic Societies

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Jan Tumlir
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

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Protectionism: Trade Policy in Democratic Societies
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • Foreword v
  • Jan Tumlir - August 18, 1926-June 22, 1985 vii
  • 1 - The Economic and Political Aspects of Protection 1
  • 2 - The Historical Aspects of Protection 19
  • Notes 36
  • 3 - The New Protectionism 38
  • Notes 55
  • 4 - A Systemic Solution 56
  • Notes 72
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