Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond by Antoni EstevadeordalIntegrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond by Antoni Estevadeordal

Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond

EditorAntoni Estevadeordal, Dani Rodrik, Alan M. Taylor

Paperback | October 25, 2004

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Where Latin American government leaders once looked at free trade agreements as solely about trade and trading policies, they are increasingly viewing them as the next beacon of hope in the long and arduous road of economic reform.

Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond discusses how these governments have become embroiled in a larger set of issues affecting both institutions. This work, based on a conference sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, examines how this free trade process is surging ahead, while at the same time taking on a broader set of issues including institutional reform, transparency, the environment, labor, and social cohesion. The payoffs to the strategy of liberalization, privatization, and openness have been meager and disappointing to date. Will the FTAA be able to reverse this and allow Latin America to reap the benefits of globalization?

Antoni Estevadeordal is a Principal Trade Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank.
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Title:Integrating the Americas: FTAA and BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:860 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.08 inPublished:October 25, 2004Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0674014847

ISBN - 13:9780674014848

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Preface

Acknowledgments

About the Contributors

List of Abbreviations

PART 1: INTRODUTCION

1. Introduction
Antoni Estevadeordal, Dani Rodrik, Alan M. Taylor,and Andrès Velasco

Part 2: THE FTAA: HISTORICAL AND GLOBAL PERPECTIVES

2. The Roots of Latin American Protectionism:Looking before the Great Depression
John H. Coatsworth and Jeffrey G. Williamson

3. Economic Integration in the Americas: EuropeanPerspectives
Anthony J. Venables and L. Alan Winters

4. The Proliferation of Sovereigns: Are There Lessonsfor Integration?
Matías Braun, Ricardo Hausmann, and Lant Pritchett

5. The Old and New Regionalism: Benefits, Costs,and Implications for the FTAA
Robert Devlin and Paolo Giordano

Part 3: MACROECONMICS OF THE FTAA

6. The Monetary Consequences of a Free Trade Area ofthe Americas
Barry Eichengreen and Alan M. Taylor

7. Macroeconomic Coordination and Monetary Unionsin an n-Country World: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?
Andrew Powell and Federico vo Sturzenegger

Part 4: NEGOTIATING THE FTAA AGREEMENT: TRADITIONAL AND NEW ISSUES

8. Prospects and Challenges for the Liberalization ofAgricultural Trade in the Western Hemisphere
Mario Berrios, Jaime Granados, Marcos S. Jank,Josefina Monteagudo, and Masakazu Watanuki

9. Regionalism and Trade in Services in theWestern Hemisphere: A Policy Agenda
Aaditya Mattoo and Pierre Sauvé

10. Tackling International Anticompetitive Practices in theAmericas: Implications for the Free Trade Area ofthe Americas
Julian L. Clarke and Simon J. Evenett

Part 5: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE FTAA

11. The United States and a Free Trade Area of the Americas:A Political-Economic Analysis
I. M. (Mac) Destler
12. The Political Economy of Economic Integration in theAmericas: Latin American Interests
Marcelo de Paiva Abreu

Part 6: ASSESSING THE ECONOMICS OF THE FTAA

13. Do Preferential Trade Agreements Matter for Trade?The FTAA and the Pattern of Trade
Antoni Estevadeordal and Raymond Robertson

14. A Virtuous Circle? Regional Tariff Liberalization andScale Economies in Transport
David Hummels and Alexandre Skiba

15. What Has Happened to Wages in Mexico since NAFTA?Implications for Hemispheric Free Trade
Gordon H. Hanson

16. Can an FTAA Suspend the Law of Gravity andGive the Americas Higher Growth and BetterIncome Distributions?
Bernardo S. Blum and Edward E. Learner

17. Regional Integration and Productivity:The Experiences of Brazil and Mexico
Ernesto López-Córdova and Mauricio Mesquita Moreira

18. The FTAA and the Location of ForeignDirect Investment
Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Ernesto Stein, and Christian Daude

Part 7: FTAA AND BEYOND

19. Labor Standards and the FTAA
Kimberly Ann Elliot

20. The Environmental Dimension of EconomicIntegration: The FTAA and Beyond
Daniel C. Esty

21. Social Protection and Inclusive Trade: Strengthening the Sources of Convergence within FTAA.
Luis Felipe Lopez-Calva and Nora Lustig

22. Asymmetries and Cooperation in the FTAA
Inés Bustillo and José Antonio Ocampo

23. The FTAA's Impact on Democratic Governance
Mark Barenberg and Peter Evans
Index

Editorial Reviews

As we approach the more serious talks and negotiations towards a FTAA, this timely book fills a much needed gap. With broad coverage which includes historical, theoretical and empirical research, Integrating the Americas sheds light on what undoubtedly will be a process which will play a key role in shaping the future of Latin America?