Maghreb Regional and Global Integration: A Dream to be Fulfilled [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881324945
  • Publisher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • 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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Table of Contents

Preface v

Executive Summary Stuart Eizenstat Gary Clyde Hufbauer ix

Acknowledgments xxiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Political Economy of the Maghreb Claire Brunel 3

3 Maghreb Regional Integration Claire Brunel 7

4 The Maghreb and Other Regional Initiatives: A Comparison Claire Brunel 17

5 Maghreb Trade and Investment Dean DeRosa 23

6 Gravity Model Analysis Dean DeRosa 45

7 Evaluation of Trade Integration using the Mirage Model Marcelle Thomas Mohamed Hedi Bchir Antoine Bouet Betina Dimaranan 69

8 A Unified North Africa on the World Stage: Overview of Maghreb Sector Studies Francis Ghiles 93

9 The Maghreb Energy Sector: Situation and Perspectives Mustapha Faid 101

10 Maghreb Banks and Financial Markets Abderrahmane Hadj Nacer Guillaume Almeras 125

11 Opportunities for Logistical Improvements through Maghreb Integration Hassan Benabderrazik 139

12 Updating the Maghreb Project: The Case of Food Industries Omar Aloui 149

13 Reviving Maghreb Integration: Recommendations Claire Brunel Gary Clyde Hufbauer 163

About the Contributors 173

Index 179

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