The Protectionism Predicament!

Jul 13, 2012

Tariffs, quotas, import-limiting regulations are all on the rise, with countries increasingly trying to boost their own economies.  Lawmakers in the U.S. meanwhile are pondering new “Buy American” provisions, as the EU considers its own “Buy European” initiative. But many say these tactics can have unwanted effects, including foreign retaliation and job loss. Friday we'll talk with Dartmouth Professor Douglas Irwin about the Protectionism predicament


  • Douglas Irwin - Economics Professor at Dartmouth College. Recently Douglas Irwin published the article "The Return of the Protectionist Illusion" in the Wall Street Journal.