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

Washington Arrests Foreign Soccer Officials: Arrogant America Punishes and Sanctions the World

By Doug Bandow. Forbes. June 5, 2015.

How Simple Changes to Tariffs Could Help U.S. Manufacturers

By Daniel J. Ikenson. The Wall Street Journal. June 3, 2015.

‘Make in India’ and ‘Manufacture in India’ Are Two Different Things

By Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar. Times of India. May 31, 2015.

Cato Studies

Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Lies Ahead?

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 61. June 8, 2015.

Expanding Trade in Medical Care through Telemedicine

By Simon Lester. Policy Analysis No. 769. March 24, 2015.

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.

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

Defending Sweatshops

Pierre Lemieux. Regulation. Summer 2015.

Really Opening Up the American Skies

Kenneth J. Button. Regulation. Spring 2014.

Globalization Is Grrrreat!

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

Events

The Logic of the Market: An Insider’s View of Chinese Economic Reform

Featuring Xia Yeliang and James A. Dorn. January 22, 2015. Book Forum.

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.

Speeches

Downsizing the Federal Government

Ending the Import-Export Bank

By Sallie James. October 2012.