Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Convictions Opposed to Certain Popular Opinions: The 1903 Anti-Protectionism Letter Supported by 16 British Economists

Abstract

This note reprints a 1903 letter against the movement within Britain for protectionism and an imperial trading bloc. The letter is signed by C.F. Bastable, A.L. Bowley, Edwin Cannan, Leonard Courtney, F.Y. Edgeworth, E.C.K. Gonner, Alfred Marshall, J.S. Nicholson, L.R. Phelps, A. Pigou, C.P. Sanger, W.R. Scott, W. Smart, and Armitage Smith, and supported after the fact by S.J. Chapman and J.H. Chapman.

in

Download this article

Volume (Issue)
Pages
157-161
Published
JEL classification
A11, A13, F00, F10, F54
Keywords
Tariff reform, tariffs, protectionism, free trade, international trade
Downloads
1026 article downloads
3619 complete issue downloads
Total: 4645

Discuss this article!