A Stream of Windows

A Stream of Windows

Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration, and Democracy

By Jagdish N. Bhagwati

Lively, sometimes contrary policy writings by one of our leading economists.





Lively, sometimes contrary policy writings by one of our leading economists.

Winner of the 1998 Eccles Prize for Excellence in EconomicWritingA Stream of Windows offers a selection of Jagdish Bhagwati's recentpolicy writings, in which he forcefully opposes the demonization of Japan, challenges the bipartisan bashing of illegal immigrants, refutes the conventional view that democracy hinders development, and much more.


Out of Print ISBN: 9780262024402 588 pp. | 6 in x 9 in


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  • This is a sparkling collection of recent policy writings by a most brilliant and versatile scholar, as well as a passionate and upright advocate of free trade and democracy.

    Otto Graf Lambsdorff

    former German Minister of Economics

  • Jagdish Bhagwati is that rare economist who thinks broadly and writes clearly. His high intelligence, lively style, and good humor are all in evidence in this collection.

    Fareed Zakaria

    Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs

  • In A Stream of Windows a most eminent economist of our times once again shows himself to be an outstanding opinion shaper and communicator for the benefit of the citizens of our global village.

    Arthur Dunkel

    former Director General of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

  • Jagdish Bhagwati is a giant among trade policy scholars. This book provides ample evidence for that assertion. The reader will be beguiled and informed by Bhagwati's rare combination of profound insight, mischievous wit, and elegant presentation.

    Sylvia Ostry

    Canadian Ambassador for Uruguay Round and Prime Minister's Personal Representative for the Economic Summit

  • Provocative and insightful, Jagdish Bhagwati's collection of policy writings presents a free trade agenda, based on solid theoretical grounds, that will surely be influential in the years to come.

    Jaime Serra

    Mexican Nafta Chief Negotiator

  • Although Mr. Bhagwati may be best known as a proponent of open trade, this volume will enhance his reputation as a proponent of open societies, in which free markets exist in a context of free human beings.... Anyone who reads this engaging description of the ways the world works will emerge a lot less confused and at least a little more optimistic.

    Adrian Karatnycky

    Wall Street Journal


  • Winner of the 1998 Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing