Douglas A. Irwin
John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences
My research focuses primarily on U.S. trade policy, past and present, as well as the Great Depression. My book Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s examines both the impact of protectionist trade policies enacted 80 years ago and what we can learn from the mistakes of that era. The book is based on the Ohlin Lectures I gave at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2010.
Trade Policy Disaster: Lessons from the 1930s (MIT Press, 2012)
Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression (Princeton University Press, 2011)
Free Trade Under Fire , 3rd ed. (Princeton University Press, 2009).
Against the Tide: An Intellectual History of Free Trade (Princeton University Press, 1996)
Works in progress
trade and macroeconomic policy during the Great Depression
The history of U.S. trade policy