Protecting infant industries: Canadian manufacturing and the national policy, 1870–1913

@inproceedings{Harris2015ProtectingII,
  title={Protecting infant industries: Canadian manufacturing and the national policy, 1870–1913},
  author={Richard Harris and I. S. Keay and F. D. Lewis},
  year={2015}
}
Infant industry protection has been the cornerstone of a debate on tariff policy that extends at least from the eighteenth century to the current day. In contrast to traditional neo-classical models of international trade that imply net negative effects, industrial organization and learning-by-doing trade models describe how protective tariffs can encourage output expansion, productivity improvement, and price reductions. Taking Canada's 1879 National Policy as a natural experiment, we explore… CONTINUE READING
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