Metaphors in disputes over trade policy often run in a religious vein: ‘free trade’ is an article of faith; protection is—or, perhaps, is not—a sin; protectionists are disciples of darkness; reformers—or reactionaries—are evangelists of hope and rationality. In the debates on trade policy, as in the even more vicious debates on development policy, the rhetoric […]
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher