April 09, 2012 | Contribution by
Philip Levy is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute’s Program in International Economics. He was interviewed by the JKP on February 27, 2012
His work ranges from free trade agreements and trade with China to anti-dumping policy.
Here he discusses the potential for a global competition for jobs. Economic analyses can tell you whether a country ‘should’ intervene, international agreements determine what ‘could’ or could not be done – and politics affects whether countries ‘would’ want to risk heightened tensions with trade partners over the issue.