Freeing the Global Market: How to Boost the Economy by Curbing Regulatory Distortions

    October 2012

    Squire Sanders partner, and Global Market Access group leader, Shanker A. Singham has authored the article "Freeing the Global Market: How to Boost the Economy by Curbing Regulatory Distortions" for the Council of Foreign Relations. One of the most worrisome trends in international trade is the growing use of government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) in advanced developing countries. The distortions harm some of the most valuable US export interests and the welfare of consumers in the countries where they exist. Shanker details the scale of the problem and a strategy for the United States to combat ACMDs.

    "Freeing the Global Market: How to Boost the Economy by Curbing Regulatory Distortions" by Shanker A. Singham, copyright © 2012 by the Council on Foreign Relations Press. Republished with permission from the publisher.

    In conjunction with this study, Shanker has also authored an op-ed titled "Pernicious Regulations Hold Back Trade," which the Financial Times featured on October 15, 2012.