Bretton Woods, London, Geneva, Havana: Origins of Internationalism

“Money is of secondary importance, the management of the economy comes first. When the economy is not healthy, the currency cannot be healthy. In the framework of a healthy European economy and of an intelligent division of labour between the various European countries, the monetary technique. Obviously, the Reichsmark will have a dominating position. The…… Continue reading Bretton Woods, London, Geneva, Havana: Origins of Internationalism

The Effectiveness of Antidumping Laws

Introduction One of the most recent controversial topics in international trade has been the role of antidumping laws. This paper examines the origins of antidumping laws and their economic rationale.  The purpose of antidumping law is to protect domestic industries from injurious and unfair dumping practices of foreign firms. Dumping is defined as “…where the…… Continue reading The Effectiveness of Antidumping Laws

From Trade to Autarky and Back Again! Economic Review of Chile Between 1945 – 2000

Introduction Over the past 55 years, Chile has adopted extreme trade policies from a relatively closed economy to a largely open economy. These extreme policy changes can be divided into two-time frames:  a) 1945-1973 “import-substitution era”, and b) 1973-2000 “trade expansion”. The major change in 1973 was due to a military coup, led by General…… Continue reading From Trade to Autarky and Back Again! Economic Review of Chile Between 1945 – 2000

Analysis of the Efficiency and Equity of Green Taxes

According to enthusiasts for green taxes, taxation is the way to a better environment and a healthier economy. True or false? Unfortunately, in a world of convenience, pollution is the price we pay for those conveniences. Automobile manufacturing releases smog in the atmosphere, but we demand more gasoline cars. Complaining about garbage dumps increasing in…… Continue reading Analysis of the Efficiency and Equity of Green Taxes

Free Telecommunication Policy in Canada: Feasible or Fairytale?

 Introduction  The expansion of telecommunication technology, in particular the development of the Information Highway, has placed Canadians on the edge of a new frontier.  This new frontier is a deeper adventure into the channels of human interaction and interpersonal communication. The advancement of telecommunication technology would provide the ability to communicate and share individual ideas…… Continue reading Free Telecommunication Policy in Canada: Feasible or Fairytale?