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Video Markus Lampe

Markus Lampe

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British trade policy in the 1930s: Protectionism with drastic consequences

The global financial crisis in the 1920s and 1930s was the most far-reaching economic event of the 20th century, and world production and global trade fell dramatically. Great Britain played a central role in the trade networks of the time and in their collapse. In a recent study, economic historian Markus Lampe and his co-authors examined the consequences of a protectionist trade policy favoring the British Empire. The results show clearly how drastic the effects can be if multilateral trade and equal market access opportunities are no longer guaranteed.

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