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When Britain turned inward: The impact of Interwar British protection

Abstract:

International trade collapsed, and also became much less multi-lateral, during the 1930s. Previous studies, looking at aggregate trade flows, have argued that trade policies had relatively little to do with either phenomenon. Using a new dataset incorporating highly disaggregated information on the UK's imports and trade policies, we find that while conventional wisdom is correct regarding the impact of trade policy on the total value of British imports, discriminatory trade policies can expl...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1257/aer.20172020

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Fernihough, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
History
Oxford college:
All Souls College; All Souls College
ORCID:
0000-0001-6272-2090
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Funding agency for:
O'Rourke, KH
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O'Rourke, KH
Publisher:
American Economic Association Publisher's website
Journal:
American Economic Review Journal website
Volume:
109
Issue:
2
Pages:
325-52
Publication date:
2018-02-01
Acceptance date:
2018-08-13
DOI:
ISSN:
0002-8282
Pubs id:
pubs:924196
URN:
uri:179863aa-63a3-45e1-afbf-16228b590420
UUID:
uuid:179863aa-63a3-45e1-afbf-16228b590420
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pubs:924196

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