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The Case for Free Trade

Authors

  • Cecília Hornok
  • Miklós Koren
Publication Date

Most economists view trade as benefiting countries overall but leading to winners and losers within nations. This column summarises a recent survey about winners and losers from globalisation prepared in the context of the FP7 COEURE project. It stresses that the policy debate should focus on identifying and compensating the losers from globalisation rather than on considering protectionist measures that are detrimental to growth.

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Key Words

  • economic growth
  • free trade
  • Globalisierung
  • globalization
  • Protectionism
  • Wirtschaftswachstum