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The WTO and the Political Economy of Trade Policy

Wilfred J. Ethier and Arye L. Hillman

This indispensable research review analyses the key contributions to the academic literature on the subject of the political economy of trade policy. Topics covered include unilateral and multilateral trade policies, international trade agreements and administered protection. The authors present an insightful discussion of the political economy approach, the development of multilateral trade agreements, the trade and internal motives that guide unilateral trade policy and the features that characterise unilateralism.

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