Trade Blocs: Economics and Politics

Trade Blocs: Economics and Politics

by Pravin Krishna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521158117

ISBN-13: 9780521158114

Pub. Date: 08/19/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Representing a significant departure from the WTO's central principle of non-discrimination among member countries, preferential trade blocs are now the subject of an intense academic and policy debate. The first section of this book presents a rudimentary and intuitive introduction to the economics of preferential trade agreements. The following chapters present the…  See more details below

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Representing a significant departure from the WTO's central principle of non-discrimination among member countries, preferential trade blocs are now the subject of an intense academic and policy debate. The first section of this book presents a rudimentary and intuitive introduction to the economics of preferential trade agreements. The following chapters present the author's theoretical and empirical research on a number of questions surrounding the issue of preferential trade agreements, including the design of necessarily welfare-improving trade blocs, the quantitative (econometric) evaluation of the economic (welfare) impact of preferential trade liberalization, and the impact of preferential trade agreements and the multilateral trade system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521158114
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Series:
Japan-US Center UFJ Bank Monographs on International Financial Markets Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction and overview1
2The economics of preferential trade areas11
3Necessarily welfare-improving preferential trade areas23
4Geography and preferential trade agreements : the "natural" trading partners hypothesis69
5Preferential trading and multilateralism107

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