Fair Trade for All by Joseph E. Stiglitz
How Trade Can Promote Development (Initiat Policy Dialog Ser C Ip)

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Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics and author of the New York Times bestselling book Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz here joins with fellow economist Andrew Charlton to offer a challenging and controversial argument about how globalization can actually help Third World countries to develop and prosper.
In Fair Trade For All, Stiglitz and Charlton address one of the key issues facing world leaders today--how can the poorer countries of the world be helped to help themselves through freer, fairer trade? To answer this question, the authors put forward a radical and realistic new model for managing trading relationships between the richest and the poorest countries. Their approach is designed to open up markets in the interests of all nations and not just the most powerful economies, to ensure that trade promotes development, and to minimize the costs of adjustments. The book illuminates the reforms and principles upon which a successful settlement must be based.
Vividly written, highly topical, and packed with insightful analyses, Fair Trade For All offers a radical new solution to the problems of world trade. It is a must read for anyone interested in globalization and development in the Third World.
 

About Joseph E. Stiglitz

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Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and Co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. A winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, he was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95. He is the author of many books, including the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, which has been translated into 28 languages. Andrew Charlton is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has taught at Oxford University and been a consultant for the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, The United Nations Development Program and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University and Co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. A winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001, he was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95. He is the author of many books, including the international bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, which has been translated into 28 languages. Andrew Charlton is a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has taught at Oxford University and been a consultant for the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, The United Nations Development Program and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
 
Published December 6, 2005 by Oxford University Press. 352 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A Nobel economist and a British researcher argue that free trade isn't really free, to the detriment of the developing world.

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They call for the current round of trade negotiations to refocus on principles of equity and social justice that accord developing countries ""special and differential treatment."" The authors present detailed policy prescriptions, including measures to open developed countries to developing coun...

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In addressing this problem Stiglitz and Charlton argue that the World Trade Organisation, and in particular negotiations on the next 'development round', ought to move away from mercantilist priorities where each nation or trading block begins from a position of defending its own economic interes...

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What matters is the potential for a person existing in one income group to move to another income group given they are willing to put forth the effort.

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