The Political Economy of International Trade

  title={The Political Economy of International Trade},
  author={James E. Alt and Jeffry A. Frieden and Michael J. Gilligan and Dani Rodrik and Ronald L. Rogowski},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={689 - 717}
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