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Burdens of a creditor nation: business elites and the transformation of US trade policy, 1917-62

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My research seeks to explain the evolution of trade policy debates among American business leaders between World War I and the 1960s. The key finding is that a new framework for discussing trade policy was widely adopted after the United States became a creditor nation during World War I. This framework related tariffs and imports to exports, international lending and American foreign policy. High levels of imports ceased to be a threat and instead came to be seen as a pre-requisite for hi...

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Oxford University

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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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