Teaching Case - Case of Missing Shoe-Import Option: 1977 Footwear Import Decision

Case of Missing Shoe-Import Option: 1977 Footwear Import Decision


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    This description by Washington Post columnist David Broder, chosen to be paired with The 1976 Footwear Import Decision case, describes the decision-making process of the Carter Administration as related to the same issue described in the previous case about the Ford Administration. Again, those with substantive interest in trade policy will be able to make use of this, and the previous case, as detailed examples of trade policy formulation in the face of a declining domestic industry. It is chosen primarily, however, to invite discussion of the development of policy options for the President. In this description, a once-discarded policy option is seized, surprisingly, by President Carter. Its adoption prompts analysis of a review team as to why a policy which so engaged the President had effectively been discarded by the process meant to put a representative range of options before him.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1997
    HKS Case Number: 1394.0
    Case Author: David Broder
    Faculty Lead: David Broder
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 6
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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