Series: IMF Staff Position Notes
Author(s): Mika Saito , Christian Henn , Rob Gregory , and Brad McDonald
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 16 April 2010
Keywords: Protectionism, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Trade restrictions, Trade policy, Unemployment, World Trade Organization, Transparency, WTO, trade flows, world trade
The pace of trade reforms waned from the mid-2000s as protectionist sentiment began to increase. With the onset of the global financial crisis, reform progress not only halted but began to reverse. As we show in th...