Trade and the Internet
The International Economy, p. 75, Winter 2012
3 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2012
Date Written: February 25, 2012
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
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