America and the Trade Regime: What Went Wrong?

  title={America and the Trade Regime: What Went Wrong?},
  author={Judith S. Goldstein and Robert J. Gulotty},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={524 - 557}
Abstract The era of American leadership in the multilateral trading regime has ended. This paper argues that this current antipathy to trade is unsurprising: support for US leadership of the regime has always rested on a precarious balance among domestic interests. To overcome a historic bias in favor of home market production, American leaders created incentives for exporters to organize while creating roadblocks for import-competing firms and their employees. The dominance of the exporters… 
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