Friday, 2 July 2010
Africa has resisted protectionism – why can’t the EU?
From VoxEU.org comes this audio of Simon Evenett of the University of St Gallen talking to Viv Davies about the fifth Global Trade Alert (GTA) report. They discuss why the EU – in contrast to Africa, which has resisted protectionist temptations – is now in the top five ‘offending nations’ on all of the GTA criteria. Evenett also answers recent criticisms that GTA has been ‘over-alarmist’ in its analysis of protectionist measures implemented by governments since the onset of the financial crisis.