Brexit, Trump and trade: Back to a late 19th century future?

  title={Brexit, Trump and trade: Back to a late 19th century future?},
  author={Christopher M. Dent},
  journal={Competition \& Change},
  pages={338 - 357}
  • C. Dent
  • Published 29 April 2020
  • Economics
  • Competition & Change
There are striking similarities between today’s early 21st century trade political economy and its late 19th century equivalent. Ascendant populist nationalism, escalating trade protectionism and tariff wars, growing discontent over globalization’s distributional impacts and fast emerging economic superpowers disrupting the global order are features shared by both periods. This comparative historical analysis explores what lessons and conclusions we may draw from the past late 19th century… 

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