Revisiting the 1990s Debate on Globalisation

“Two decades ago, the economics profession concluded that trade with developing countries was not seriously hurting unskilled workers in developed countries.” A new post by Adrian Wood argues that “the debate from which that consensus emerged came to an end prematurely. Even now, the evidence does not permit any firm conclusion about the contribution of globalisation to the economic misfortunes of less-educated people in developed countries. Had there been less consensus among economists, more might have been done, sooner, to mitigate the social costs of globalisation.”

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