Aspects of the Theory of Tariffs (Collected Works of Harry Johnson)

1st Edition

Harry Johnson

Routledge
Published March 15, 2013
Reference - 458 Pages
ISBN 9780415831772 - CAT# Y148947
Series: Collected Works of Harry G. Johnson

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Summary

An internationally acknowledged authority on all aspects of the theory of international trade and payments, this book collects Harry Johnson’s contributions to the study of international trade, including a critique of the theory of effective protection. The book discusses:

  • the integration of income distribution and other aspects of the economy into the positive theory of tariffs
  • the issues raised by the use of tariffs to promote economic development
  • the implications of distortions of various kinds in the working of competition for tariff theory and policy
  • the costs of protection 
  • the implications of effective protection for world economic development and the economic effects of trade preferences
  • the question of free trade and the extent to which it requires the harmonization other aspects of economic policy.

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