Sunday, March 16, 2014

Smith on the history of protection and free trade

Andrew Smith, formerly of Lakehead University, now teaching at the University of Liverpool Management School, often makes the case at his blog The Past Speaks that history matters to business and economic policy.

Further to that proposition, he and Dimitry Anastakis of History at Trent have just published Smart Globalization: The Canadian Business and Economic History Experience, a collection of essays intended to "test claims that wealth comes from either protectionism or free trade."
"With empirical research that spans more than a century of Canadian history, Smart Globalizationdemonstrates that Canada’s success stemmed neither from complete openness to globalization or policies of isolation and self-sufficiency."
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