When goods, services, and capital flow freely across U.S. borders, Americans can take full advantage of the opportunities of the international marketplace. They can buy the best or least expensive goods and services the world has to offer; they can sell to the most promising markets; they can choose among the best investment opportunities; and they can tap into the worldwide pool of capital. Study after study has shown that countries that are more open to the global economy grow faster and achieve higher incomes than those that are relatively closed.

More on Globalization

Commentary

US Should Scrap Trade Barriers with Africa

By Marian L. Tupy. Financial Times. August 4, 2014.

When Money Mischief Goes Global

By Richard W. Rahn. Washington Times. July 28, 2014.

U.S. Abides Global Trade Rules…Just Ignore the Steel Protectionism, Antidumping Abuse, WTO Violations, Etc.

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Forbes. July 16, 2014.

Cato Studies

The Export-Import Bank and Its Victims: Which Industries and States Bear the Brunt?

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Policy Analysis No. 756. September 10, 2014.

A Case against Child Labor Prohibitions

By Benjamin Powell. Economic Development Bulletin No. 21. July 29, 2014.

The Obama Administration’s Trade Agenda Is Crumbling

By Daniel R. Pearson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 58. March 19, 2014.

Articles

GDP and its Enemies: the Questionable Search for a Happiness Index

Johan Norberg. Centre for European Studies: Policy Brief. September 2010.

The Debt Threat: A Risk to U.S.-China Relations?

James A. Dorn. Brown Journal of World Affairs. Vol. 14. No. 2. 2008.

Economic Interaction

James A. Dorn. Beijing Review. Vol. 49. No. 40. October 5, 2006.

Public Filings

Made in America: Increasing Jobs through Exports and Trade

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Testimony. March 16, 2011.

Opening the World of Export Opportunity to U.S. Small Businesses

By Daniel Griswold. Testimony. June 19, 2008.

The Large Stake of U.S. Small Business in an Expanding Global Economy

By Daniel Griswold. Testimony. June 13, 2007.

Cato Reviews & Journals

Really Opening Up the American Skies

Kenneth J. Button. Regulation. Spring 2014.

Globalization Is Grrrreat!

Tom G. Palmer. Cato's Letter. Fall 2002.

Events

Regulatory Protectionism: A Hidden Threat to Free Trade

Featuring K. William Watson, Donald J. Boudreaux and Sallie James. April 18, 2013. Policy Forum.

US-EU Free Trade Agreement: Recipe for Growth or Road to Nowhere?

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson and Simon Lester. February 27, 2013. Policy Forum.

Investment Protectionism and What to Do about It

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson. May 17, 2012. Policy Forum.

Speeches

Downsizing the Federal Government

Ending the Import-Export Bank

By Sallie James. October 2012.