Ricardo’s Gauntlet: Economic Fiction and the Flawed Case for Free Trade
by Vishaal Kishore.
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‘Ricardo’s Gauntlet is a brilliant tour de force. Mainstream economists unanimously argue that the logic of comparative advantage and national specialization makes a rigid adherence to free trade the best policy for everyone, all the time, everywhere. Kishore devastates the argument. This is a powerful and timely contribution to the growing body of technically excellent alternatives to a stultifying orthodoxy’ —Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School
About the Author
Dr Kishore is Director of the Office of the Secretary at the Victorian Department of Health, and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne’s School of Government. He has previously been director for government strategy within Ernst & Young’s consulting practice; a senior associate and solicitor at Freehills and Mallesons Stephen Jaques; and has served as Associate (Clerk) to the Honourable Justice Gray of the Federal Court of Australia. He has held academic and research fellowships at Harvard University and Brown University in the United States, and Monash University in Australia. Vishaal holds degrees from the University of Melbourne, and a doctorate from Harvard Law School where his work focused on the intersection of law, political economy and socio-political theory.