Maghreb Regional and Global Integration: A Dream to be Fulfilled

Maghreb Regional and Global Integration: A Dream to be Fulfilled

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Claire Brunel
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 is the author or editor of books including Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, 3rd ed. (2008), NAFTA Revisited (2005), US-China Trade Disputes: Rising Tide, Rising Stakes (2006). He has been the Peterson Institute's Reginald Jones Senior Fellow since 1992, was the Marcus Wallenberg Professor of International Finance Diplomacy at Georgetown University (1985-92), senior fellow at the Peterson 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 US Treasury (1974-76). He has written extensively on international trade, investment, and tax issues.

Claire Brunel is a research assistant at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Her areas of research at the Institute include trade issues, particularly relating to North America, China, 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. She received her BS degree in mathematics and economics from Georgetown University and an MPhil in economics from the University of Oxford. She is a contributor to Debating China's Exchange Rate Policy (2008).

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