Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Economists Against Smoot-Hawley

Abstract

In 1930, 1028 economists of diverse stripes joined in protest of impending trade restrictions. Here we reproduce Paul Douglas’s memoir, Frank W. Fetter’s account (originally published in the American Economic Review), and the petition and list of signatories as printed in the Congressional Record, 1930.

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Pages
345-358
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JEL classification
F10, F13
Keywords
Trade, tariffs, protection, Smoot-Hawley
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