Douglas Irwin on the Merits of Free Trade

Douglas Irwin, professor of economics at Dartmouth College and author of Free Trade Under Fire, speaks at Mercatus Center's event, "Free Trade: Principles, Myths, Prospects" on October 6th, 2016. He addresses trade and jobs, trade deficits, and protectionism. He is then interviewed by Daniel Griswold, co-director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization at Mercatus Center. Professor Irwin notes that trade remedies many economic problems and challenges, and it provides broad benefits to American consumers.