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Maghreb Regional and Global Integration: A Dream to be Fulfilled
     

Maghreb Regional and Global Integration: A Dream to be Fulfilled

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer
 

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Rising terrorist activity has led the Maghreb countries-Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Mauritania, and Libya-to focus on antiterrorism efforts, with the unintentional effect of putting economic reforms on the sidelines. Maghreb countries have tightened border restrictions on the flow of people and goods, reducing commer and depressing economic activity. In fact, the

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Rising terrorist activity has led the Maghreb countries-Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Mauritania, and Libya-to focus on antiterrorism efforts, with the unintentional effect of putting economic reforms on the sidelines. Maghreb countries have tightened border restrictions on the flow of people and goods, reducing commer and depressing economic activity. In fact, the Maghreb has one of the lowest rate of intraregional trade in the world. Growth has been modest, and factors such as rigid economic structures, low productivity, and modest investment levels continued to hinder progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881324945
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow since 1992, was formerly the Maurice Greenberg Chair and Director of Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (1996–98), the Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Finance Diplomacy at Georgetown University (1985–92), senior fellow at the Institute (1981–85), deputy director of the International Law Institute at Georgetown University (1979–81); deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy of the US Treasury (1977–79); and director of the international tax staff at the Treasury (1974–76).

Claire Brunel, research assistant at the Peterson Institute for International Economics 2007-09, is a trade policy attaché at the French Embassy. While at the Institute, Brunel focused on trade issues, particularly regarding North Africa, North America, and the European Union. Before joining the Institute, she worked at the European Commission in the Economics and Financial Affairs DG, for BNP Paribas in macroeconomic studies, and for Schroeder Salomon Smith Barney in mergers and acquisitions.

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