Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Protectionism and Economic Revival by Michael Kitson

The impact of protectionism is currently a contentious policy issue. This book evaluates the effects of protectionism on the British interwar economy. In contrast to most studies of the period and the conclusions of orthodox economic theory, Kitson and Solomou show that the introduction of the General Tariff in 1932 provided a substantial stimulus to the domestic economy - a stimulus which can help to explain the trend improvement in British economic growth in the 1930s. The authors show that the tariff made encouraging import substitution and macroeconomic expansion. The empirical evidence is examined at two levels. First, a sectoral study shows that the newly protected sector of the 1930s saw an improvement in performance following the introduction of the tariff. Secondly, the large fall in manufacturing imports generated favourable effects on macroeconomic performance by helping to reduce the import propensity of the economy. The policy implication of this study is that trade policies should be constructed in the context of prevailing economic conditions and not solely with reference to sometimes inappropriate theoretical perspectives.

Buy Protectionism and Economic Revival by Michael Kitson from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521071789
ISBN-10: 052107178X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 8mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Protectionism and Economic Revival by Michael Kitson

Book Reviews - Protectionism and Economic Revival by Michael Kitson

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Protectionism and Economic Revival book by Michael Kitson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Michael Kitson

Rembrandt by Michael Kitson
Paperback, August 1998
$13.46 $14.95
Protectionism and Economic Revival by Michael Kitson
Hardback, September 1990
$117.85 $130.95
Political Economy of Competitiveness by Michael Kitson
Paperback, April 2000
$83.69 $92.99
How to Keep Your Job in a Tough Competitive Market by Michael Kitson
Paperback, April 2009
$17.99 $19.99