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Bilateralism in the Interwar World Economy

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  • Kitson, Michael
  • Solomou, Solomos

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Discriminatory protectionist policies in the 1930s are assumed to have led to a collapse of multilateral trading patterns. This paper examines the trends in bilateralism during the interwar period for a sample of ten countries. The findings show that, with the exception of Germany between 1934 and 1938, the level of bilateralism fluctuated but did not see a significant trend increase in the period of increased protectionism during the 1930s. Copyright 1995 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd and the Board of Trustees of the Bulletin of Economic Research

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  • Kitson, Michael & Solomou, Solomos, 1995. "Bilateralism in the Interwar World Economy," Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 47(3), pages 197-219, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:buecrs:v:47:y:1995:i:3:p:197-219
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