SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Is Free Trade free, and does it help developing countries?

John Weeks

Date: 20 January 2014Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 20 January 2014Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: L67

Type of Event: Seminar

Economic theory says that free trade brings gains to all countries. Many call for trade liberalization, because it will benefit developing countries through opening rich country markets. John Weeks explains why both are wrong in theory and in practice.