International Trade: Theory, Strategies, and Evidence

Hardcover | January 20, 2004

byLuis A Rivera-Batiz, Maria-Angels Oliva

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The field of international trade has been a focus of renewed debate for academics and policy-makers alike. The progressive integration of economics at a worldwide level have led to debates surrounding the migration of labor markets, restrictive trade practices, the impact of foreigninvestment, the role of cooperation through multilateral and regional agreements, and the enforceability of international agreements. This book reviews the new research findings and theoretical developments that have informed these debates, offering a balanced analytical account of American and European experiences, viewpoints, approaches and policy.Written in six parts, the first part examines the determinants of trade patterns, economic location, foreign investment and the interaction between trade and economic growth. The second part deals with strategic policy interventions. The third part examines the role of innovation, skills andcontracts in trade and foreign direct investment. The fourth part focuses on trade reform, trade and investment restrictions and economic sanctions. The fifth part tackles the endogenous formation of policy through the interaction between interest groups and the government, block formation and ahost of coexisting trade-restricting and -promoting practices. The sixth part focuses on the economics of the World Trade Organisation, cooperative agreements, and their sustainability.Comprehensive in its approach, this book will be of particular interest to graduate students, policymakers, and practitioners with an interest in international trade.

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The field of international trade has been a focus of renewed debate for academics and policy-makers alike. The progressive integration of economics at a worldwide level have led to debates surrounding the migration of labor markets, restrictive trade practices, the impact of foreigninvestment, the role of cooperation through multilater...

``is Rivera-Batiz is Associate Professor of Economics and Education at Columbia University, and also teaches at McGill University and the University of Puerto Rico. He has served as consultant with the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank and has extensive consulting experience with private companies. H...
Format:HardcoverPublished:January 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198297114

ISBN - 13:9780198297116

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Table of Contents

Part I: International Trade Modeling1. The Volume and Structure of Trade2. Intra-Industry Trade3. Trade Empirics4. Geography and Location5. Migration and Foreign Investment6. Growth, Trade, and FDIPart II: Stratetic Trade, Competition, and Environment7. Competition and Rivalry8. Strategies and the Mode of Competition9. Trade under Asymmetric InformationPart III: Innovation, Skills, and Contracts10. Innovation, Research, and Learning11. Information and Moral Hazard12. Networks and OutsourcingPart IV: Liberalization, Protection, and Sanctions13. Trade Liberalization and Protection14. Dumping, Market Access, and SanctionsPart V: Trade Politics and Regionalism15. Trade Politics16. Preferential Trade Arrangements17. International Economic PoliticsPart VI: WTO and International Cooperation18. The Economics of the WTO19. Cooperative Agreements