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.

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Commentary

A Ports Policy Barnacled with Bad Law

By Daniel J. Ikenson. The Wall Street Journal. August 5, 2015.

Demonizing Foreign Investors for the Sins of U.S. Tax Policy Is as Dangerous as It Is Absurd

By Daniel J. Ikenson. Forbes.com. July 29, 2015.

Boost Support for TPP by Rethinking ISDS

By Daniel R. Pearson. The Hill (Online). July 8, 2015.

Cato Studies

Misperceiving Inequality

By Vladimir Gimpelson and Daniel Treisman. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 32. August 12, 2015.

Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico

By David Atkin, Benjamin Faber, and Marco Gonzalez-Navarro. Research Briefs in Economic Policy No. 30. July 15, 2015.

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

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

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

Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Live Up to Its Promise?

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson, Daniel R. Pearson, Simon Lester, & K. William Watson. October 12, 2015. Conference.

India Awakes

Featuring Johan Norberg and Ian Vásquez. August 14, 2015. Policy Forum.

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.

Speeches

Downsizing the Federal Government

Ending the Import-Export Bank

By Sallie James. October 2012.