Fair Trade and Harmonization, Volume 2
The original contributions in Fair Trade and Harmonizationinvestigate 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. Contributors:Volume 2. Kenneth W. Abbott. Richard D. Boltuck. Ronald A. Cass. Daniel A. Farber. Daniel J. Gifford. Brian Hindley. Robert E. Hudec. Brian A. Langille. Virginia A. Leary. Mitsuo Matsushita. Frieder Roessler.
About the Editor
Jagdish N. Bhagwati is University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Relations at Columbia University and Director of the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on Indian Economic Policies. He is the author (with Arvind Panagariya) of Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries.
—John H. Jackson, Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law, University of Michigan
—Peter Passell, Economics Columnist for The New York Times
—Kenneth W. Dam, Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law, University of Chicago, and former Deputy Secretary of State
—Dr. h.c. Arthur Dunkel, International Consultant former Director General of GATT
—Robert Willig, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
—Sylvia Ostry, Chairman, Centre for International Studies
—Robert Z. Lawrence, Albert I. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
—Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann, Legal Adviser, Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen and at the Geneva Graduate Institute of International Relations
—Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO Hills & Company International Consultants; former U.S. Trade Representative 1989-1993