Why Trade Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Trade brings many benefits, says Douglas Irwin of Dartmouth College; it lowers prices and increases variety, among other things. Irwin, who is also author of “Free Trade Under Fire” (2014, Princeton University Press), was interviewed at “Trade Issues Today,” a conference at Columbia University in September 2016. The conference was sponsored by the Chazen Institute for Global Business, the School of International and Public Affairs, the Center for Global Governance, and the Deepak and Neera Raj Center on India Economic Policies, Columbia University.