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Canadian-American Economic Relations: Conflict and Cooperation on a Continental Scale

Canadian-American Economic Relations: Conflict and Cooperation on a Continental Scale

by David L. McKee (Editor)


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This volume brings together leading academic experts from the U.S. and Canada to explore the crucial economic relationship between their two countries—each of whom is the other's largest trading partner. The essays, all specially written for this study, provide an integrated, balanced examination of the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the relationship and discuss reasons for the increasing difficulties experienced in the past few years. An indispensable supplement for courses in international business and regional economics, the study will also provide economists, political scientists, and environmentalists with important new insights into this most critical relationship.

Following an overview of the economic structure of the two nations, the contributors focus upon three general areas of Canadian-American economic relations. The section on natural resources and related issues presents an up-to-date view of energy and environmental considerations and explores shared problems of agricultural competitiveness. Turning to a discussion of trade issues, the contributors analyze the effects of the October 1987 accord, address the impact of the U.S. balance of payments position on Canadian economics, and examine ways in which each country can expand its international trade. Finally, a group of essays on taxes, financial markets, and bilateral investment offers an in-depth treatment of issues such as U.S. direct investment in Canadian manufacturing, the development of an integrated North American venture capital market, and investment patters. Numerous tables and figures amplify the discussions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275928360
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/1988
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

DAVID L. MCKEE is Professor of Economics at Kent State University. Dr. McKee is a specialist in regional economics and economic development. His research on those subjects has been widely published in professional journals in the United States and abroad.

Table of Contents


A Preliminary Overview by David L. McKee

Continental Restructuring: U.S.-Canadian Comparisons by R.D. Norton

Natural Resources and Related Issues

Canada/U.S.: Cost Competitiveness in Agricultural Commodities by Norman Rask and Gerald F. Ortmann

Energy Trade Shocks: The Impact on Canadian Economic Activity by Robert N. McRae

The Canada-U.S. Resource Connection: Minerals, Forest Products, Fish, and Water by Frank W. Millerd

Some Perspectives on Trade

Canada and the U.S. Balance of Payments Position by Donald J. Daly

The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Negotiations: An Assessment by Bruce W. Wilkinson

Expanding Both Canadian and U.S. Trade by Warren J. Bilkey

Taxes, Financial Markets, and Bilateral Investment

The Impacts of Tax and Tariff Reform on U.S. Direct Investment in Canadian Manufacturing by Lorraine Eden

The Development of an Integrated North American Venture Capital Market by David J. Brophy

The Patterns of Bilateral Foreign Direct Investment by Alan M. Rugman


Canada-U.S. Trade: A Business Perspective by Stephen N. Bowen

Some General Policy Reflections by David L. McKee



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