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Evaluating President Obama's Trade Policies in 2009


  • Eckes Alfred E.

    () (Ohio University)


Despite his promise of "change," President Obama's trade policies during his first year took a backseat to other administration priorities. There were few notable achievements, as Obama deferred action on Bush-era bilateral agreements and chose not to push forward on multilateral negotiations. However, in trade administration there were victories in WTO dispute-resolution cases and some evidence of greater determination to enforce U.S. trade remedy laws.

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  • Eckes Alfred E., 2010. "Evaluating President Obama's Trade Policies in 2009," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 10(1), pages 1-5, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:glecon:v:10:y:2010:i:1:n:4

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