Trade Talks
121. Can Infant Industry Protection Work? Evidence from Napoleon
Feb 12, 2020
Play episode

The Napoleonic Blockade offered an opportunity for economists to see whether temporary protection from imports can help industrial development. Réka Juhász (Columbia University) joins to discuss her research into whether French regions better protected from trade with the British during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) did better in mechanized cotton spinning – the era’s frontier industry – than more exposed regions.

Read more…

Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu