International Trade: Theory, Strategies, and Evidence / Edition 1

International Trade: Theory, Strategies, and Evidence / Edition 1

by Luis A. Rivera-Batiz, Maria-Angels Oliva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198297114

ISBN-13: 9780198297116

Pub. Date: 03/25/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The field of international trade has been a focus of renewed debate for academics and policy-makers alike. The progressive integration of economics at a worldwide level have led to debates surrounding the migration of labor markets, restrictive trade practices, the impact of foreign investment, the role of cooperation through multilateral and regional agreements,

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The field of international trade has been a focus of renewed debate for academics and policy-makers alike. The progressive integration of economics at a worldwide level have led to debates surrounding the migration of labor markets, restrictive trade practices, the impact of foreign investment, the role of cooperation through multilateral and regional agreements, and the enforceability of international agreements.

This book reviews the new research findings and theoretical developments that have informed these debates, offering a balanced analytical account of American and European experiences, viewpoints, approaches and policy.

Written in six parts, the first part examines the determinants of trade patterns, economic location, foreign investment and the interaction between trade and economic growth. The second part deals with strategic policy interventions. The third part examines the role of innovation, skills and contracts in trade and foreign direct investment. The fourth part focuses on trade reform, trade and investment restrictions and economic sanctions. The fifth part tackles the endogenous formation of policy through the interaction between interest groups and the government, block formation and a host of coexisting trade-restricting and -promoting practices. The sixth part focuses on the economics of the World Trade Organization, cooperative agreements, and their sustainability.

Comprehensive in its approach, this book will be of particular interest to graduate students, policymakers, and practitioners with an interest in international trade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198297116
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
1The Volume and Structure of Trade3
2Intra-industry Trade39
3Trade Empirics76
4Geography and Location126
5Migration and Foreign Investment153
6Growth, Trade, and FDI188
7Competition and Rivalry217
8Strategies and the Mode of Competition258
9Trade under Asymmetric Information285
10Innovation, Research, and Learning321
11Information and Moral Hazard358
12Networks and Outsourcing382
13Trade Liberalization and Protection411
14Dumping, Market Access, and Sanctions452
15Trade Politics495
16Preferential Trade Arrangements534
17International Economic Politics562
18The Economics of the WTO591
19Cooperative Agreements623
References673
Index703

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