9780804749176

The Political Economy Of Protection

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804749176

  • ISBN10:

    0804749175

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-04-04
  • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
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Summary

The Political Economy of Protectionexplains why countries, especially developing countries, change their trade policies over the course of history. It does so through an interdisciplinary approach, which borrows analyses from both political science and economics. While the central focus of this book is to explain historical changes in trade policy in one country, Chile, it is broadly relevant for students, scholars, and trade specialists interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the politics and economics of international trade. Given the intensifying public debates about the benefits of globalization, the author provides a uniquely rigorous yet interdisciplinary analysis of the forces that shape trade policy decisions, not just in Chile, but throughout the world.

Author Biography

Daniel Lederman is Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(4)
1. The Political Economy of Protection: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review 5(28)
2. Searching for Chilean Trade Policy Cycles: "Openness" and Policies 33(35)
3. International Trade, Structural Change, and Trade Policy Changes in Chile: Empirical Assessments 68(25)
4. The Fall of Protection, 1974-2000 93(40)
5. Summary of Findings, Future Research, and the Future of Chilean Trade Policy 133(8)
Appendix A. The Political Economy of Protectionism: A Review of the Economics Literature 141(5)
Appendix B. The Political Economy of Protectionism: A Review of the Political Science Literature 146(3)
Appendix C. Chronology of Trade and Economic Policy Changes in Chile, 1765-1970 149(4)
Appendix D. Political Chronology of Chile, 1810-1939 153(4)
Notes 157(12)
Bibliography 169(16)
Index 185

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