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Odd Couple: International Trade and Labor Standards in History by Michael Huberman

Published By: Yale Series in Economic and Financial History. New Haven and London: Yale University Press
ISBN: 978-0-300-15870-0
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Drusilla Brown of Tufts University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.2.544.r9
Review Pages: 560-61

Book Review Abstract

Drusilla Brown of Tufts University reviews, "Odd Couple: International Trade and Labor Standards in History" by
Michael Huberman. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores how workers, firms, and states in the first
wave of globalization responded to questions about social policy and international integration. Discusses the
virtuous circle of trade and the labor compact; challenge and response; markets and states in old and new worlds;
whether international labor standards are ideas or trade based; whether the labor compact reduced inequality;
whether labor standards harmed or benefited trade; the labor compact in the long twentieth century; and Émile
Vandervelde's gift. Huberman is Professor of History at the University of Montreal."


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Drusilla Brown of Tufts University


JEL Classifications

F02: International Economic Order; Economic Integration; Globalization: General
F16: Trade and Labor Market Interactions
J80: Labor Standards: General


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