Krist has obviously put together a scholarly work displaying a very broad understanding of the 'whys and wherefores' of U.S. trade agreement history. -- Ambassador Michael Smith, retired foreign service officer, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative I would rate this work as very important and needed. The reader is given a very good understanding of post-World War II policies and the global context in which they have functioned. -- Ambassador Alan Wolff, international trade lawyer, former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
TablesPrefaceAcknowledgments1. U.S. Trade Policy in Crisis2. America's Trade Agreements3. Trade Agreements and Economic Theory4. Trade Agreements and U.S. Commercial Interests5. Foreign Policy: The Other Driver6. Economic Development: A Missed Opportunity7. Uneasy Neighbors: Trade and the Environment8. The Labor Dilemma9. The Way ForwardAppendix: Backgrounds of U.S. Trade RepresentativesBibliographyIndex
William Krist is a senior policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. During his career he was an Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, a legislative assistant for both a congressman and a senator, and an advocate for the high-tech industry.
Krist, a former U.S. trade negotiator, provides a useful primer on current world trade rules, structures, and negotiations, from an American perspective. -- Richard N. Cooper * Foreign Affairs * The writing, level of discourse, and material are very accessible for an educated audience. * Choice *