Are trade subsidies and tariffs killing the global poor?

Esben Overland, christian Barry

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    Abstract

    Many scholars, activists, journalists, and policymakers have voiced concerns that the trade policies adopted by affluent countries often involve egregious wrongdoing to poor countries. These critics do not merely argue that affluent countries have failed to negotiatetrade agreements that are as beneficial to poorer countries as they should be since their poorer trading partners fail to receive a 'fair share' of the gains from trade or that they are exploiting poor countries. They claim that policies such as subsidies paid to domestic producers by affluent countries and tariffs on goods produced by foreign producers in poorer countries violate important moral requirements because they do severe harm to poor people, even kill them.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)865-896
    Number of pages32
    JournalSocial Research
    Volume79
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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