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Social Dimensions of U.S. Trade Policies

Alan V. Deardorff and Robert M. Stern, Editors
Trade policy experts convene to explore the social ramifications of the United States' international trade policy


The contributors to this volume include numerous members of the trade policy community who analyze and discuss the salient social dimensions of U.S. trade policies. These issues include the effects of trade on wage inequality; trade and immigration policy; U.S. trade adjustment assistance policies; the effects of NAFTA on environmental quality; the role of labor standards in U.S. trade policies; the economics of labor standards and the GATT; issues of child labor; and the role of interest groups in the design and implementation of U.S. trade policies.

Chapter authors are Kyle Bagwell, Claude Barfield, George J. Borjas, Drusilla K. Brown, Alan V. Deardorff, Nancy Dunne, Gary S. Fields, John Kirton, Mike Jendrzejczyk, Phyllis Shearer Jones, Edward E. Leamer, Robert Naiman, Gregory K. Schoepfle, Robert W. Staiger, and Robert M. Stern.

Commenters are Steve Beckman, Jagdish Bhagwati, Alan V. Deardorff, Avinash Dixit, Pharis Harvey, David van Hoogstraten, John H. Jackson, Lawrence Mishel, Jack Otero, J. David Richardson, Dani Rodrik, Mark Silbergeld, and T. N. Srinivasan.

Alan V. Deardorff and Robert M. Stern are Professors of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan.

Praise / Awards

  • "This timely book provides a variety of useful perspectives on the social and economic issues at stake in recent debates over U.S. trade policy, especially whether a 'social dimension' should be included in future trade negotiations or if social issues should be addressed through other means. . . . It is sure to become a classic reference in its field, and is highly recommended for all who are concerned about the future course of international trade policy."
    ---Robert A. Blacker, American University, Journal of Economic Literature, June 2001

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  • 6 x 9.
  • 304pp.
  • 29 figures, 7 tables.
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  • Hardcover
  • 2000
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  • 978-0-472-11099-5

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