From Smoot-Hawley to ‘America first’ and ‘strategic sovereignty’

Berden, Koen; Francois, Joseph; Erixon, Fredrik (26 June 2020). From Smoot-Hawley to ‘America first’ and ‘strategic sovereignty’. In: VoxEU.org. Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR

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Calls for more protectionism have been on the rise for some time now, and have surged again with the Covid-19 pandemic. This column points to similar policies and their negative consequences during the Great Depression. Discussing similarities and differences of the economic situation between then and now and drawing on lessons from the Great Depression, it highlights the very negative consequences of increasing protectionism.

Item Type:

Other

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Francois, Joseph

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

Publisher:

Centre for Economic Policy Research CEPR

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pablo Rahul Das

Date Deposited:

16 Jul 2020 14:37

Last Modified:

16 Jul 2020 14:37

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/145078

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