Trade Liberalization and Globalization: A Survey

23 Pages Posted: 23 May 2003

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Arye L. Hillman

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Date Written: March 2003


This Paper presents a survey of the literature on trade liberalization and globalization. The questions are why trade liberalization occurred, why trade liberalization took the form of reciprocity combined with multilateralism, why the liberalization allows for protectionist policies, and why there is opposition to the globalization of markets that has occurred as the consequence of liberalization.

Keywords: Trade liberalization, globalization, WTO, exchange of market access, multilaterlism, preferential trade, regionalism, environment, labour standards, special interests, public interest

JEL Classification: F13

Suggested Citation

Hillman, Arye L., Trade Liberalization and Globalization: A Survey (March 2003). Available at SSRN:

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