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  February 21st, 2018 | Written by

WATCH: Why Can’t Economists Sell Free Trade?

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  • The public may be growing more hostile toward globalization.

Alan S. Blinder of Princeton University, presents the Institute’s third Annual O. John Olcay Lecture on Ethics and Economics at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on May 25, 2017. He addresses the question “Why, After 200 Years, Can’t Economists Sell Free Trade?”  Few issues elicit greater unanimity of opinion among economists, yet the public remains skeptical and may be growing more hostile toward globalization. Blinder provides his thinking on what the public and the economists respectively are missing.

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