Monday, March 03, 2008

Bhagwati on the Dems

International economist Jagdish Bhagwati explains why he thinks Barack Obama would be better for free trade than Hillary Clinton would be. One reason:
whereas Mr Obama’s economist is Austan Goolsbee, a brilliant Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD at Chicago Business School and a valuable source of free-trade advice over almost a decade, Mrs Clinton’s campaign boasts of no professional economist of high repute. Instead, her trade advisers are reputed to be largely from the pro-union, anti-globalisation Economic Policy Institute and the AFL-CIO union federation.