Free Trade Agreements: Who Wins? Who Loses? Rethinking US Trade Policy

Free trade agreements have fostered major economic growth - but the benefits have not been shared.  Those at the top have gained substantially, while many workers have been hit with low wage competition, reduced salaries, outsourcing and unemployment. Competition from poorly regulated economies has lowered environmental and public health protections in others.  How did this happen? What changes in US trade policy and trade negotiation processes are needed to address these concerns?

 milberg.jpg William Milberg is Dean and Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research and Co-Director of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School.  His research focuses on the relation between globalization, income distribution and economic growth, and the history and philosophy of economics.  He teaches graduate courses in international trade, political economy, the history of economic thought, and the methodology of economics. His most recent book (with Deborah Winkler) is Outsourcing Economics: Global Value Chains in Capitalist Development.  A previous book, The Crisis of Vision in Modern Economic Thought, was co-authored with the late Robert Heilbroner.
 bivens.jpg Josh Bivens is Director of Research at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) in Washington, DC. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, globalization, social insurance and public investment. He is the author of Failure by Design: The Story Behind America’s Broken Economy and Everybody Wins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Teaches About Globalization, and is co-author of The State of Working America. He has published articles in both academic and popular venues. As a leading policy analyst, Bivens regularly testifies before the US Congress on fiscal and monetary policy and on the economic impact of regulations, and provides analyses to international organizations.

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Drew University
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