Fair Trade and Harmonization, Volume 1
The original contributions in Fair Trade and Harmonization investigate the growing conflict between free trade policies and the domestic environmental, labor, and antitrust policies of individual nations. They clarify the issues and offer a critical economic and legal analysis of the contending positions along with a series of proposals for resolving or reconciling them. Taken together, the two volumes present a comprehensive catalog of the government actions that are causing conflict in these areas and a critique of the existing scholarly literature on the subject.
In each area, the contributors extensively discuss and analyze forms of policy harmonization and the arguments for and against it, with a goal of better understanding as a constant throughout. A more particular goal, however is to take a sober second look at, and impose some restraint upon, the growing chorus of demands to push aside the existing trade institution (the World Trade Organization) in the name of social policies, especially those regarding environmental and labor rights.
Volume 1. Jagdish Bhagwati. Christopher Bliss. Drusilla K. Brown. Alessandra Casella. Richard H. Clarida. Alan V. Deardorff. Alvin K. Klevorick. David W. Leebron. James Levinsohn. Arik Levinson. John McMillan. Andre Sapir. Gary R. Saxonhouse. Joel Slemrod. T. N. Srinivasan. Robert M. Stern. John Douglas Wilson.
About the Editor
Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor at Columbia University and External Advisor to the Director General, World Trade Organization and Senior Fellow for International Economics with the Council on Foreign Relations. He was named Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2003.
—Robert Willig, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affiars, Princeton University
—Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Company, International Consultants; former U.S. Trade Representative, 1989-1993