Free Trade and Prosperity: How Openness Helps Developing Countries Grow Richer and Combat Poverty

(Oxford University Press, 2019)

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May 30, 2019
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2019-05-30 12:00:00 2019-05-30 13:30:00 America/New_York Free Trade and Prosperity: How Openness Helps Developing Countries Grow Richer and Combat Poverty Free trade provides enormous benefits to developing countries. Arvind Panagariya will describe its impressive record in promoting growth and reducing poverty at a time when some policymakers in rich and poor countries are turning toward protectionism. He will explain how openness was key to the economic success of countries like South Korea and Taiwan and will refute claims that industrial policy, infant industry protection, or measures that erected barriers to trade have worked better than free trade itself. Anne Krueger will comment on Panagariya’s full-scale defense of free trade and warn about threats to the liberal, global trade regime. .live-online-now-video {max-width: 770px; clear: both;} .live-online-now-text {margin-top: 16px; clear: both; float: left;} .streaming-event .live-online-now-video, .streaming-event .live-online-now-text, .streaming-event .clearfix {display: none;} Cato Book Forums are free of charge. To register to attend this event, click the button below and then submit the secure web form by noon EDT on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. If you have any questions pertaining to registration, you may e-mail events@cato.org. (Luncheon to follow) Attend in Person Live Webcast If you can't make it to the event, you can watch it live online at www.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. - https://www.cato.org/events/free-trade-prosperity Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
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Featuring the author Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics, Columbia University; with comments by Anne Krueger, Senior Research Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
Free trade provides enormous benefits to developing countries. Arvind Panagariya will describe its impressive record in promoting growth and reducing poverty at a time when some policymakers in rich and poor countries are turning toward protectionism. He will explain how openness was key to the economic success of countries like South Korea and Taiwan and will refute claims that industrial policy, infant industry protection, or measures that erected barriers to trade have worked better than free trade itself. Anne Krueger will comment on Panagariya’s full-scale defense of free trade and warn about threats to the liberal, global trade regime.

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