A Moderate Compromise: Economic Policy Choice in an Era of Globalization

Hardcover | November 15, 2010

bySteven Suranovic

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Looking at all sides of the globalization debate, Suranovic analyzes how international economic policy is made and how it has become so controversial. He offers a solution to the debate between free trade/unregulated markets and the push for greater government involvement that is consistent with both economic efficiency and social justice.

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Looking at all sides of the globalization debate, Suranovic analyzes how international economic policy is made and how it has become so controversial. He offers a solution to the debate between free trade/unregulated markets and the push for greater government involvement that is consistent with both economic efficiency and social just...

Steve Suranovic is Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the George Washington University. He has spoken to business, government, and academic audiences around the world and has published in the Journal of International Economics, the Canadian Journal of Economics, the World Economy, and the Journal of Health E...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 8.31 × 5.74 × 0.74 inPublished:November 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230105173

ISBN - 13:9780230105171

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * Why Economic Theory Can’t Tell us What to Do about Policy * Why Empirical Data Can’t Tell us What to Do about Policy * Why Fairness Can’t Tell us What to Do about Policy * Why Democracies Won’t Choose the Best Policies * The Pursuit of Profit * Involuntary Transfers * Voluntary Exchange and Competition * Voluntary Transfers * A New Guide to Policy Choice in an Era of Globalization * A Policy Plan for the US * Bibliography

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"Suranovic offers a timely and accessible new perspective on economic issues in the era of globalization. In this thought-provoking work, he tackles common misconceptions and proposes principled ways to bridge the chasms between the extremes of modern policy debates."  --Philip I. Levy, Resident Scholar in Economics at the American Enterprise Institute
 
"Recommended."  --Choice