Mark S. Manger


On his book Investing in Protection: The Politics of Preferential Trade Agreements between North and South

Cover Interview of February 14, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Preferential trade agreements erode the political support for broader, non-discriminatory free trade.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“North-South agreements are much less about exports and much more about foreign investment.”

On the second:

“North-South PTAs create a competitive dynamic that draws in ever more countries into the trend toward discriminatory trade.”