DP3845 Trade Liberalization and Globalization: A Survey
|Author(s):||Arye L. Hillman|
|Publication Date:||March 2003|
|Keyword(s):||environment, exchange of market access, globalization, labour standards, multilaterlism, preferential trade, public interest, regionalism, special interests, trade liberalization, WTO|
|Programme Areas:||Public Economics, International Trade and Regional Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=3845|
This Paper presents a survey of the literature on trade liberalization and globalization. The questions are why trade liberalization occurred, why trade liberalization took the form of reciprocity combined with multilateralism, why the liberalization allows for protectionist policies, and why there is opposition to the globalization of markets that has occurred as the consequence of liberalization.