Authors

Harvey E. Lapan

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

6-1976

Number

001

Abstract

International trade theorists have long favored free trade, arguing that the only proper basis for a tariff is in response to some monopoly power in international trade. Pragmatic politicians, on the other hand, wary of the wrath of their constituents, have often resorted to the use of tariffs, arguing that the protection afforded by tariffs was necessary to prevent unemployment...

Published As

This paper was published in The American Economic Review 66 (1976): 335–346.