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The Free Trade Debate

Joseph Stiglitz and Gary Hufbauer

The Fair Play Debate: Free Trade

Rhetoric aside, free trade can benefit everyone—if only countries were a little more open to the rules of the game.

Trading Up

Policymakers can break down regulatory barriers to trade by concerning themselves with consumer, not producer, welfare.

Design for Trading

Covert protectionism is spreading like kudzu. An open tariff might be better.


Drafting a Free-Trade Constitution

The TTIP and TPP talks will shape the scope of what's meant by "free trade."

A New Declaration of Interdependence

A survey of key actors shows readiness for the trade pact with Europe.

Cold Water for Hot Trade Deals

The TPP and TTIP trade arrangements still have their toughest work ahead of them.

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April 18, 2014