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When Britain turned inward: Protection and the shift towards Empire in interwar Britain

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  • Kevin Hjortshøj O'Rourke
  • Alan de Bromhead
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    Abstract International trade became much less multilateral during the 1930s. Previous studies, looking at aggregate trade flows, have argued that discriminatory trade policies had comparatively little to do with this. Using highly disaggregated information on the UK’s imports and trade policies, we find that policy can explain the majority of Britain’s shift towards Imperial imports in the 1930s. Trade policy mattered, a lot.

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    Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 152.

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    Date of creation: 13 Feb 2017
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