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Paperback | $20.00 Short | £13.95 | ISBN: 9780262521505 | 163 pp. | 5.375 x 8 in | December 1989

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A leading international economist looks at many of the key issues of trade policy now confronting the United States and the world in this timely book. Jagdish Bhagwati provides a clear, informative, and witty analysis of the protection debate and offers a prescription for reform

Jagdish Bhagwati is Arthur Lehman Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About the Author

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.


"An economist who writes a short book in graceful English merits acclaim for that achievement alone. When he adds a sense of history and touches of humor, applause can only grow louder. Jagdish Bhagwati has done considerably more. He has adroitly expounded the arguments for free trade and protection in a form readily comprehensible to noneconomists, and at the same time has referred fellow practitioners to the latest research findings on the process and effects of international trade. . . . I recommend this model piece of exposition to anyone trying to make sense of the endless arguments over free trade, 'fair' trade, 'managed' trade, and outright protectionism."
Robert Lekachman, New Leader