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Noel Gaston

Noel Gaston

Noel Gaston is Professor of Economics at Curtin University, Australia. He is the founding Director of the Globalisation and Development Centre (GDC) at Bond University, Australia. In 2012-13, Gaston was the Principal Adviser Research at the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission and has worked at universities in Australia, the United States, Germany, Canada, South Korea and Japan.

Trade openness still matters

While the long-term benefits of freer trade for the domestic labour market seem indisputable, it is politically contestable over the short- and medium-run.

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