T. N. Srinivasan

T.N. Srinivasan is Samuel C. Park Jr. Professor of Economics at Yale University.

  • Lectures on International Trade, Second Edition

    Lectures on International Trade, Second Edition

    Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Arvind Panagariya, and T. N. Srinivasan

    The greatest strength of this thoroughly revised and expanded edition of Lectures on International Trade is its rigorous algebraic and geometric treatment of the various models and results of trade theory. The authors, who now include Arvind Panagariya, offer both policy insights and empirical applications. They have added nine entirely new chapters as well as new sections to several existing chapters (e.g., a greatly expanded treatment of the growing theory of preferential trade agreements).

    • Hardcover $85.00
    • Paperback $60.00
  • General Equilibrium Trade Policy Modeling

    John Whalley and T. N. Srinivasan

    This collection of original essays makes a substantial contribution to the empirical analysis of trade policy and to the current debate on a new international economic order. They address policy from a strictly economic viewpoint, using computable general equilibrium models as analytical tools and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of these models, which are being increasingly used for policy analysis in international trade and other branches of economics. The essays all examine the effects of 50 percent tariff cuts on the various economies modeled. However, since some models are global (multicountry) and others are single country, such cuts can take several forms: unilateral, multilateral, or bilateral. The models show wide variation in their results. This points up the need for caution in using such models for rigid policy advice and for further improvement in data and techniques if trade modeling is to become effective. Nonetheless, the strength of such models in making explicit the implicit assumptions of policymakers and in providing a quantitative framework for trade policy evaluation is clearly revealed.

    • Hardcover $50.00
  • Lectures on International Trade

    Jagdish N. Bhagwati and T. N. Srinivasan

    This textbook by two eminent theorists of international trade presents the most integrated and ambitious treatment of the subject available to date. It has evolved over several years of lectures to graduate students at major campuses such as MIT, Yale, and Columbia. While it is primarily addressed to graduate-level courses, it can also be easily adapted to upper-level undergraduate use, since the exposition starts from basic principles. Intuitive, geometric, and mathematical arguments are judiciously combined in a masterly treatment that makes this a unique and authoritative text in the field.

    The book concerns pure rather than monetary theory, and its thirty-four chapters are organized into four parts. The first develops alternative models and theories explaining the trade pattern. The second is addressed to tariffs, quotas, and transfers. The third develops the theory of trade and welfare. The topics include gain from trade, theory of distortions and policy intervention, immiserizing growth, customs unions, DUP activities, international capital flows and migration. The final part treats other threshold topics such as trade and growth, two-ness and duality, cost-benefit analysis and uncertainty.

    • Hardcover $55.00
    • Paperback $16.50