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Gary Burtless is the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. Robert Z. Lawrence is Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment at the Kennedy School of Government. He is also a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 1998 to 2000. Lawrence has also been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. His books include Globaphobia: Confronting Fears about Open Trade (Brookings, 1998) and Single World, Divided Nations? International Trade and the OECD Labor Markets (Brookings/OECD, 1996). Robert E. Litan is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings and vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. Robert J. Shapiro is a founder and vice president of the Progressive Policy Institute.


"There will be many other books that treat these and similar subjects... But it is difficult to imagine that there will be many better or more stimulating than [GLOBAPHOBIA]. The issues [GLOBAPHOBIA] raise[s] are the right ones. The solutions [it] suggest[s]... are equally correct." --Albert Fishlow, International Finance, 2:2, 1999 "Globaphobia deftly dissects the anti-trade arguments currently in vogue. An important book at an important time in the continuing debate over America's international posture. " --James A. Baker, III, Former Secretary of State "GLOBAPHOBIA knocks down the myths and misconceptions that too often cloud discourse concerning our increasing economic linkages with the rest of the world. The authors skillfully and impartially present data which establish that Americans overwhelmingly benefit from globalization through higher wages and better jobs... This highly readable handbook is a welcome addition for citizens interested in policies that enhance their economic well-being, and it should be required reading for all legislators." --Carla A. Hills, Former U.S. Trade Representative

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