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The Trade Policy Jungle: A Survival Guide for Academic Economists

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  • Simon J. Evenett

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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 some baggage that they would do well to shed.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen in its series University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2007 with number 2007-16.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Handle: RePEc:usg:dp2007:2007-16

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Keywords: Trade policy; political economy;

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  1. Davide Sala & Philipp J.H. Schröder & Erdal Yalcin, 2009. "Market Access through Bound Tariffs," CESifo Working Paper Series 2858, CESifo Group Munich.

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