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- DescriptionThis book is part of a wider project on the ecomic logic behind the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). This volume asks: What does the historical record indicate about the aims and objectives of the framers of the GATT? Where did the provisions of the GATT come from and how did they evolve through various international meetings and drafts? To what extent does the historical record provide support for one or more of the ecomic rationales for the GATT? This book examines the motivations and contributions of the two main framers of the GATT, the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as the smaller role of other countries. The framers desired a commercial agreement on trade practices as well as negotiated reductions in trade barriers. Both were sought as a way to expand international trade to promote world prosperity, restrict the use of discriminatory policies to reduce conflict over trade, and thereby establish ecomic foundations for maintaining world peace.
- Author BiographyDouglas A. Irwin is Robert E. Maxwell Professor of Arts and Sciences in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College. He is author of Free Trade under Fire (2002) and Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (1996). Petros C. Mavroidis is Edwin Parker Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, New York, and Professor of Law at the University of Neuchatel. He is chief reporter of the American Law Institute for the project 'Principle of International Trade: The WTO' and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Alan O. Sykes is James and Patricia Kowal Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. A leading expert on the application of economics to legal problems, Sykes has focused his research on international economic relations.
- Author(s)Alan O. Sykes,Douglas A. Irwin,Petros C. Mavroidis
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication16/06/2008
- SubjectInternational Law: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleThe American Law Institute Reporters Studies on WTO Law
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight640 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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