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Hardcover | Out of Print | 588 pp. | 6 x 9 in | May 1998 | ISBN: 9780262024402
Paperback | $35.00 X | £24.95 | 588 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 1999 | ISBN: 9780262522656

A Stream of Windows

Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and Democracy

Overview

Winner of the 1998 Eccles Prize for Excellence in EconomicWritingA Stream of Windows offers a selection of Jagdish Bhagwati's recentpolicy writings, in which he forcefully opposes the demonization ofJapan, challenges the bipartisan bashing of illegal immigrants,refutes the conventional view that democracy hinders development, andmuch more.

About the Author

Jagdish N. Bhagwati is University Professor of Economics, Law, and International Relations at Columbia University and former Adviser to the Director General of GATT, Arthur Dunkel. 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.

Endorsements

“This is a sparkling collection of recent policy writings by a most brilliant and versatile scholar, as well as a passionate and upright advocate of free trade and democracy.”
Otto Graf Lambsdorff, former German Minister of Economics
“Jagdish Bhagwati is that rare economist who thinks broadly and writes clearly. His high intelligence, lively style, and good humor are all in evidence in this collection.”
Fareed Zakaria, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs
“In A Stream of Windows a most eminent economist of our times once again shows himself to be an outstanding opinion shaper and communicator for the benefit of the citizens of our global village.”
Arthur Dunkel, former Director General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
“Jagdish Bhagwati is a giant among trade policy scholars. This book provides ample evidence for that assertion. The reader will be beguiled and informed by Bhagwati's rare combination of profound insight, mischievous wit, and elegant presentation.”
Sylvia Ostry, Canadian Ambassador for Uruguay Round and Prime Minister's Personal Representative for the Economic Summit
“Provocative and insightful, Jagdish Bhagwati's collection of policy writings presents a free trade agenda, based on solid theoretical grounds, that will surely be influential in the years to come.”
Jaime Serra, Mexican Nafta Chief Negotiator
“"Although Mr. Bhagwati may be best known as a proponent of open trade,this volume will enhance his reputation as a proponent of opensocieties, in which free markets exist in a context of free humanbeings. . . . Anyone who reads this engaging description of the waysthe world works will emerge a lot less confused and at least a littlemore optimistic." Adrian Karatnycky , Wall Street Journal

Awards

Winner of the 1998 Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing