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The Trade Policy Jungle: A Survival Guide for Academic Economists

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  • Evenett, Simon J.

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The rules of the trade policy arena differ from those in academia. How can an economic researcher survive, let alone thrive, in what may appear to be a trade policy jungle? The purpose of this paper is not just to offer guidance in this respect but also to think through the factors that determine the supply and demand for timely, relevant policy-relevant insights into commercial policy matters. Understanding the latter provides much of the rationale for the former. Advice follows analysis, as it should do. Economic researchers have certain advantages that they can make immediate use of in the jungle and maybe some baggage that they would do well to shed.

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Paper provided by Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network in its series Commissioned Papers with number 7309.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:ags:catpcp:7309

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  1. Davide Sala & Philipp J. H. Schröder & Erdal Yalcin, 2010. "Market Access Through Bound Tariffs," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 57(s1), pages 272-289, 07.

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