Trade and the Internet

The International Economy, p. 75, Winter 2012

3 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2012  

Susan Ariel Aaronson

George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs

Date Written: February 25, 2012

Abstract

This article examines the objectives and trade strategies policymakers are using when they use trade agreements to govern the Internet. Often when we use the Internet we are trading. I show that although policymakers use the rhetoric of Internet freedom, they are most concerned about maintaining their local firms comparative advantage when they make trade decisions regarding Internet freedom and regulation.

Keywords: Trade, WTO, Internet, freedom of expression, Internet security, cybersecurity, property rights, access to information

JEL Classification: F10, F19, F13, 030, 032, 052

Suggested Citation

Aaronson , Susan Ariel, Trade and the Internet (February 25, 2012). The International Economy, p. 75, Winter 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2011112

Susan Aaronson (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Elliott School of International Affairs ( email )

1957 E Street
Washington, DC 20052
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.gwu.edu/~elliott/faculty/aaronson.cfm

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