Free Trade within North America: Expanding Trade for Prosperity: Proceedings of the 1991 Conference on the Southwest Economy Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas / Edition 1

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The volume focuses on the potential for liberalized trade between North and South America and is one of the first reviews of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas brought together academics, policy makers, and executives to consider the actual effects of free trade, especially for the economics of the American southwest and Mexico.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792392910
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/1992
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Pt. 1 Beyond the Border: Expanding Trade for Prosperity
Understanding the Global Community in the 21st Century 3
The Benefits of Free Trade 19
Free Trade: The New Alternative for Growth in the 1990s 27
The Invisible Hand versus the Iron Fist 39
Pt. 2 Opening International Trade: The North-South Connection
U.S.-Latin American Trade Relations: Past, Present and Future 53
Toward Free Trade: How Far South Can We Go? 73
Reform and Liberalization of the Financial System in Mexico 103
Part Two Questions and Answers 111
Pt. 3 Opening International Trade: The Hemisphere and Beyond
Canadian Business Perspectives on Trade Liberalization 121
Trade Policy and Income Distribution 129
Prospects for U.S.-Mexico Free Trade 137
Part Three Questions and Answers 143
Pt. 4 Obstacles to Commerce
Interstate Obstacles to Commerce 151
Transportation, Regulation and International Trade 161
Part Four Questions and Answers 181
Pt. 5 Important Issues for the Southwest
The Southwest Economy: What the Future Holds 187
Important Issues for the Southwest: A Panel Discussion 201
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