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Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s by Douglas A. Irwin

Published By: The Ohlin Lectures. Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01671-1
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Simon J. Evenett of University of St. Gallen
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.1.190.r7
Review Pages: 201-02

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Simon J. Evenett of University of St. Gallen reviews, "Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s" by Douglas A. Irwin. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Examines the trade policy disaster of the 1930s and considers the logic behind the policy response. Discusses the Great Depression and the rise of protectionism; resolving the trilemma—protection or depreciation; and trade restrictions and exchange rate adjustment—choice and consequences. Irwin is Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. Index."


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Simon J. Evenett of University of St. Gallen


JEL Classifications

E32: Business Fluctuations; Cycles
F13: Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
F31: Foreign Exchange
N12: Economic History: Macroeconomics; Growth and Fluctuations: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
N22: Economic History: Financial Markets and Institutions: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
N72: Economic History: Transport, Trade, Energy, Technology, and Other Services: U.S.; Canada: 1913-


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