Are cultural goods an exception to the proposition that protectionist trade policies make consumers worse off? France’s film industry, which receives taxpayer subsides, preferential tax treatment, and other government assistance, is a revealing case study in the controversy over cultural protectionism.

Julien Bornon is a program officer for UNESCO in Rabat, Morocco.
Jacques Delacroix is a professor of organizational analysis and management and the former director of international business studies in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University.
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