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The Economics of Trade Protection - Neil Vousden

The Economics of Trade Protection

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Over the past two decades there has been a gradual but fundamental change in the nature of trade protection. Even as international negotiation has succeeded in reducing tariffs to low levels, national governments have resorted to a range of increasingly intricate policies to protect their domestic industries from foreign competition.

Direct quantitative restrictions on international trade have become particularly widespread. Such nontariff barriers often have very different effects from tariffs and require careful analysis in their own right.

This book presents a systematic overview of the modern theory of trade protection. The material in the book divides naturally into four sections. The first section covers trade restrictions in competitive markets, the second trade restrictions and imperfect competition, the third the political economy of trade protection, and the fourth the theory of policy reform. The presentation makes extensive use of diagrams, with the more difficult mathematics included in six appendixes.

This approach emphasises microeconomics and makes the book suitable for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the social sciences who have taken one intermediate microeconomics course.

Preface
Basic international trade theory
Protection for a small country
Import quotas and tariffs: some other issues
Protection for a large country
Monopoly
Oligopoly
Monopolistic competition and product differentiation
Endogenous protection
Approaches to reducing protection I: Unilateral reform
Approaches to reducing protection II: Multilateral reform
Appendices
Notes on chapters
References
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ISBN: 9780521346696
ISBN-10: 052134669X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 13th January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.301 x 15.291  x 2.108
Weight (kg): 0.408