Regional Integration and Development / Edition 1

Regional Integration and Development / Edition 1

by Maurice W. Schiff, L. Alan Winters, Luis M. Barreira
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821350781

ISBN-13: 9780821350782

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"Given the remarkable increase in regional integration agreements [RIAs] in the past decade, understanding of their economic rationale and consequences is essential. Schiff and Winters succeed admirably in covering the conceptual, empirical, and policy issues arising from RIAs in an informed, comprehensible, and accessible manner. Their book should be required reading…  See more details below

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"Given the remarkable increase in regional integration agreements [RIAs] in the past decade, understanding of their economic rationale and consequences is essential. Schiff and Winters succeed admirably in covering the conceptual, empirical, and policy issues arising from RIAs in an informed, comprehensible, and accessible manner. Their book should be required reading for policy analysts, academics, and students concerned with evaluation of RIA initiatives."
-Robert M. Stern, Department of Economics and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Regional Integration and Development examines regionalism from the perspective of developing countries and presents a comprehensive account of existing theory and empirical results. This book incorporates the findings of formal analyses of the politics and dynamics of regionalism. It considers the relationship between regionalism and multilateralism and explores the economic advantages of nondiscriminatory trade liberalization, which the authors argue should be exploited to the maximum extent. The book also provides rules of thumb for regionalism, rules that are not inviolable but which should not be violated lightly. Designed as a practical guide for policymakers whose countries are considering membership in a trade bloc, this book will also be of interest to scholars and students of international trade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821350782
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
A World Bank Publication
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Ch. 1Regional Integration Agreements: An Overview1
Ch. 2How Trade Blocs Increase Trade and Competition31
Ch. 3Making the Most of Regional Integration63
Ch. 4Stimulating Investment101
Ch. 5Growth and Location123
Ch. 6Integrating Domestic Policies147
Ch. 7Regional Integration as Politics187
Ch. 8Trade Blocs and the Rest of the World209
Ch. 9Rules of Thumb for Regionalism261
AnnexSelected WTO Provisions on Regional Integration Arrangements267
Bibliography271
Index299

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