What We've Learned From Nafta - Room for Debate

Speaking of the New York Times, Laura Carlsen’s article is part of a broader Debate published by the NYT with commentaries by Dean Baker (Center for Economic and Policy Research), Eugene Beaulieu (University of Calgary), Yves Smith (Naked Capitalism), and Gerónimo Gutiérrez (North American Development Bank). Well worth a read.

Gary Hufbauer, Institute For International Economics.

in the New York Times, November 24, 2013

As the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement approaches, U.S. representatives are negotiating a trans-Pacific trade arrangement that could have even greater impact. Can our experience with Nafta provide lessons on what we should emulate or avoid in the latest trade agreement? Has Nafta proved to be a success that the United States should try to replicate more widely or the type of trade agreement that should be avoided in the future?