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The Critiques of Free Trade: A Refutation

Bhagwati, Jagdish N.

My principal focus will be the critiques addressed to free trade in the developing countries, though I will survey the entire set of critiques briefly at the outset so that you get a clear idea of the landscape within which all of you have to operate if you accept at the end of my Lecture today the argument that freer trade is desirable for developing countries which, of course, constitute your constituency and clientele.



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August 20, 2009


Lecture delivered at the World Bank, June 25, 2008.